Film Recipes for Holidays & Vacations

One question that I see asked often, is ‘which film simulation recipes should be taken on a trip’? This is of course a subjective question, because there are all sorts of holidays and vacations, from family time on beaches, city breaks to mountain escapes. Plus, we each have a different photography style.

Notwithstanding this, I decided to mark up which of my film recipes might make good candidates for holiday trips and summer vacations. These tend to love good light and have warm colour balances. This helps to give your photos a consistent warm and happy mood. Ideal for memories of your trip.

I personally enjoy photos in golden hour when on a break, and would include a recipe such as Toasty Chrome and Nostalgic Fujicolor in my selection. As extras, perhaps Wanderlust and a choice with distinctive character, such as Soft Cinnamon.

Whichever you choose, consider shooting in RAW & JPEG so that you can keep a version of your images for later editing. Just in case your taste in recipes changes and you want to go back and change the look.


Vacation and Travel Film Recipe Ideas

🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

Holiday Travel Recipes from Other Sites

Here’s a selection of some of the recipes by others that might make good choices for your trips and vacations.

Classic 35mm Looks for Vacation Snaps

  • Kodak Portra 160 – go with the classic look, from FujiXWeekly
  • Bright Summer – superbly summery, by Preet, via FujiXWeekly
  • Pacific Blues – a retro look for the ocean, new (Aug) on FujiXWeekly
  • Kodak Gold – another classic Kodak style, by Piotr Skrzypek
  • Kodak Ektar – rich and contrasty, from Piotr Skrzypek again
  • Kodak Ultramax – a third holiday option from Piotr Skrzypek
  • Cheers – the ‘go to’ recipe for warm mood, by Captn Look
  • C201 – a wonderfully Fujifilm look from Marcel Fraij
  • Classic Neg Fade – a soft tones choice, by Luís Costa

For even more choices, see Film Recipes for Bright Days, and Film Recipes for Golden Hour as well.

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