Film Recipes for Bright Sunny Days

Bright sunshine can present some challenges to photographers, with high contrast and hard light making it difficult to capture a scene in a pleasing way. This selection of film recipes all work well in bright conditions, taming some of the extremes and allowing you to keep snapping throughout the day.


For down at the beach, on a lunchtime photowalk, or whenever the lights is bright, try one of these film simulation recipes and embrace the bright conditions.

As for my favourites, and a few to try first, I really enjoy the look of Age of Aquarius, Jorrvaskr and Astia Mellow.

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍


Bright Day Recipes from Other Sites

Here’s a selection of some of the recipes by others that are suited to shots in bright conditions and full sun.

These are just a few of the recipes available, but they make a good starting point. And, for later in the day, try Film Recipes for Golden Hour as well.

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