Film recipes for monotone photos
There are already excellent choices for pure black and white photography with your Fujifilm X-Series camera. For this reason, and as a practitioner of atmospheric and nostalgic photography, my mono film recipes all include a colour tone to add a retro mood.
Of course, you can skip that setting, and turn any of my recipes into pure black and white.
My personal favourite of these recipes is Monographic, although Silvertone 99 is the most viewed on the site. That receipe also has the Silvertone 99 user gallery.
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 👍
B’n’W But Not
The toned mono style is one that has a large following on Instagram, and if this style appeals to you, I recommend looking at the bnwbutnot account for a thriving community with regular challenges and features.
Black & White Film Recipes
Here are two sites with mutliple B&W film recipes that I recommend.
- Kevin Mullins – home to amazing recipes, Padilla, Imai, 50s Noir, and Newspaper.
- Marcel Fraij – with three excellent B&W recipes, New Scala, Acros Dark and Blck
Film recipes that aim to reproduce specific black & white film stock are popular amongst the Fujiflm photo community. Here’s a few to get you started. The first of these is by Piotr Skrzypek, and the rest are from Fuji X Weekly.
- Washi S 50 – striking recipe with very deep blacks, by PS
- Ilford HP5 Plus 400 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Ilford Pan F Plus 50 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Kodak Tri-X 400 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Kodak T-Max 400 – by Anders & Thomas Schwab on FXW
- Ilford Ortho Plus 80 – Fine grained with deep shadow on FXW
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