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.
It’s soft toned and easy to use.
C2 – Kodachrome Classic
A cheerful and colourful film recipe with a Kodachrome vibe.
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.
Great on cloudy days as well as sunshine and indoors.
C4 – Centre Court
A go-to option for bright and colourful scenes.
Inspired by Wimbledon, but useful everywhere.
C5 – Classic Gold
Faded pale tones from an aged Kodak Gold.
Wonderful in sunlight for a nostalgic washed out look.
C6 – Arthouse Cinema
Soft and sophisticated cinematic Eterna tones.
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.
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.
➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.