Natural Colour Film Recipes

Film recipes for natural colour tones

Many film recipes, including the majority on this site, have a colour balance or combination of settings that lend a particular colour tone to your images. This might be blue tones, green tones, creamy tones or a generally warm tones look that feeds through to a series of images you might take.

When you’d prefer things to be more natural, you can either switch to using the excellent Fujifilm film simulations without further tweaks, or choose a recipe with a natural colour balance.

Here are my recipes, with only minor colour shifts for a more natural colour tone. I have some favourites in here, such as Astia Geographic, UB40 and Great Plains.


Natural Color Film Simulation Recipes

🌊 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 ☀️

More Natural Colour Recipes

Colour balance shifts are an integral part to many recipes, but there are still plenty to find with a more natural balance. Here are a few picks from other sites …

  • Modern Documentary – Provia based day-to-day recipe by Øyvind Nordhagen
  • OWH Recipe Pack – Øyvind Nordhagen’s kit of three recipes for different conditions
  • Kodak Ultramax 400 – Excellent sunny day recipe by Piotr Skrzypek
  • Fujicolor C200 – Classic Negative with minor shift, Piotr Skrzypek
  • Kodak Pro Image 100 – Piotr Skrzypek’s soft film look with Pro Neg Std
  • Reggie Chrome – Perhaps the ultimate Classic Chrome recipe? By Reggie Ballesteros, hosted on his YouTube channel.
  • Meyerowitz – Street photography style, emulating Joel Meyerowitz. Recipe is by Kevin Mullins and you need to scroll down to it.
  • Pure Negative – A soft look by Thomas Schwab, hosted on Fuji X Weekly
  • Leica Like v2 – Bold colours and a natural balance, from Mark G Adams

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