“MONOCHROME SANDS” – Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipe

So far the film simulation recipes I’ve made and shared have been created on and for my X-T1. Monochrome Sands is the first one I created using my X-H1. This should work on any Fujifilm camera with the X-Trans III or IV sensor. 

None of these film simulation recipes will ever look exactly like their analog equivalents for many reasons. That’s fine with me. My intention isn’t to duplicate them exactly. I want create recipes that create a mood or vibe that reminds me of film stocks or image styles. 

This Monochrome Sands reminds me a little bit of some of the finer grain 35mm films I like to shoot with, including Acros itself. I added the grain setting in this recipe which is subtle in some shots and more noticeable in others. I added grain for texture and drama but the reality is with Acros, T-Max Or Delta you don’t see much grain especially when printed. I added it here because I liked the mood it created with the some of the Las Vegas & desert elements.

Just like with my last few recipes, I designed this to give me a good film simulation option for midday shooting. Since it’s a B&W recipe it should be pretty flexible with many shooting situations. 

Take a look at some photo samples I shot using Monochrome Sands on my X-H1 and then copy down the recipe info that’s listed below the photo gallery.

“MONOCHROME SANDS” RECIPE SETTINGS

  • BASE FILM SIMULATION: ACROS +R
  • DYNAMIC RANGE: DR100
  • GRAIN EFFECT: STRONG
  • WHITE BALANCE: AUTO
  • HIGHLIGHT TONE: -2
  • SHADOW TONE: +4
  • SPARPNESS: -2
  • NOISE REDUCTION: 0

Try Monochrome Sands out for yourself and let me know how it works out for you.

Check out my latest episode of my YouTube series “Straight Out Of Camera” where I talk about this recipe.

And keep an eye out for many more recipes to follow. 

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