Film recipes with lower saturation
This page is for the film recipes that help you capture a softer look with faded tones and lower saturation. They span a range of film simulations and colour balances, but share a pale tones look. These recipes are useful in capturing the mood of the golden hour or for calming a high contrast scene.
Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!
More Muted Tone Recipes
This site has a particularly strong representation of soft tones and faded tones. The majority of recipes have the colour turned down to mute the saturation. Other sites don’t have quite as many, but there are some good ones if you dig deep. Here are a few to explore…
Eterna Based Recipes
Recipes that use the Eterna Cinema simulation will be softer in tone than most, because of the qualities of the base simulation. I enjoy working with it for this reason too.
- Remnant Negative – Warm and soft
- Everyday Eterna – Softness for golden hour
- Fuji Eterna 250D – bringing out the quality of Eterna
Other Muted Tone Recipes
Full of good mood and style, try these for recipes with character.
- Soft Chrome – (scroll down to the third recipe)
- Egglechrome – odd name, great recipe!
- 1979 – Hazy and wonderful
- Creamy Color – the softest of Captn Look’s recipes
YouTube Muted Tone Film Recipes
Fuji X Weekly Muted Recipes
- CineStill 50D – based on Astia
- Nostalgia Color – based on Classic Negative
- Kodak Portra 800 v2 – using Classic Chrome
- Fujicolor Superia 1600 – with Classic Negative