Film Recipes Starter Pack

If you’re new to Fujifilm X-series and want to explore the exciting world of film simulations and film recipes, I’ve put together this suggested starter pack that will give you a good range of image styles to get you going.

I have a Fujfilm X-S10 which has 4 recipe slots, C1-C4, whereas other new generation cameras, like the X-T4 have 7 slots, C1-C7. So, I’ll suggest 7 recipes, with the first 4 being a good choice for X-S10 owners.

C1 – Soft Negative

A Classic Negative film recipe that works well in a wide variety of conditions.

Soft Negative Film Recipe

It’s soft toned and easy to use.

C2 – Kodachrome Classic

A cheerful and colourful film recipe with a Kodachrome vibe.

Kodachrome Classic Film Recipe

Classic Chrome colours with a 1970’s nostalgic twist.

C3 – Kodak Portra Grainy

Shoot like a pro with Kodak Portra tones in a classic style.

Kodak Portra Grainy Recipe

Great on cloudy days as well as sunshine and indoors.

C4 – Centre Court

A go-to option for bright and colourful scenes.

Centre Court Film Recipe

Inspired by Wimbledon, but useful everywhere.

C5 – Classic Gold

Faded pale tones from an aged Kodak Gold.

Classic Gold Film Recipe

Wonderful in sunlight for a nostalgic washed out look.

C6 – Arthouse Cinema

Soft and sophisticated cinematic Eterna tones.

Arthouse Cinema Film Recipe

Add a mellow softness to your photography.

C7 – Summer of ’76

For the final slot, a peach of a look to keep for golden hour.

Summer of ’76 Film Recipe

Add a cosy warmth to late afternoon and evening scenes.

These choices are of course, just a starting point. There are over 50 recipes available on this site, and hundreds on third party sites too. But, as a first selection to get going with wonderfully creative Fujifilm world of film recipes, they are an excellent initial set.

For more inspiration, why not try The Shortlist of my personal favourites.

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!

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