Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H Portrait Film Recipe (Portrait Version)

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Fujicolor Pro 400H has become one of my favourite film recipes for Fujifilm I can play around with the colour palettes. I decided to fine-tune this film recipe for the portrait version after the first version of Fujicolor Pro 400H for streets and creative shoots based on actual film stock. The first version is a more blueish tone, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
So here we go with the portrait version that looks great for portrait shoots with greenery backgrounds. I know lately that I am obsessed with Japanese film-look recipes and I find the Fujicolor Pro 400H for portraits is the perfect film recipe to be added to the list.

Fujicolor Pro 400H Portrait Film Recipe

This portrait version of Fujicolor Pro 400H is best shot overexposed to maintain the contrast, slightly lowering the shadow and can also be overexposed up to one stop for creative portraits, well if you like this kind of look. If you want to overexpose your image, I suggest doing a low-contrast scene with good lighting without blowing the highlights, it might look a little flat but nothing is perfect. It is also one of the best film recipes for wedding photoshoot, compared to other custom settings. Check out the pre-wedding photoshoot with Fujicolor Pro 400H recipe results for sample photos.

If you want something more dreamy, the FX filters such as the diffusion filter also work best with the backlight portrait technique by finding the best natural light and try not to have direct sunlight behind your subject, if you get what I mean. If you don’t mind blowing the highlights, go for it, as there are no rules in photography when it comes to creativity.  Alright, enough of mumbling here, let’s get back to the main topic. 

Fujicolor Pro 400H film recipe portrait version is known as the best film simulation recipe for portraits, works excellently and is best used when there is greenery in your surrounding. You can use the exposure compensation up to +1 stop when using the backlight to create a dreamy cinematic film look.

Fujicolor Pro 400H (Portrait Version ) Custom Settings

Film Simulation

Classic Negative









Noise Reduction


Grain Effect / Grain Size


Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue

Strong / Strong

WB / Color Temperature

Daylight, Red 0 & Blue -1

Exposure Compensation

Up to +1 1/3


Auto up to ISO 6400



Dynamic Range


Sample Photos

Fujicolor Pro 400H Best Film Recipe For Portraits
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm F2 R WR - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Check out more portrait series of the qipao photoshoot recently, all shot with the Fujicolor Pro 400H film recipe
Best Portrait Film Recipe for Fujifilm
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm F2 R WR - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Fuji Pro 400H Film Recipe - Greenery
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm F2 R WR - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Fujifilm Pro 400H Green Recipe Sample
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm F2 R WR - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Fuji Pro 400H Recipe
Fujifilm X-T4 // Fujinon XF35mm F2 R WR - Putrajaya, Malaysia

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  1. Hi Ivan,
    absolutely stunning sample portraits here! It’s a while that I hadn’t used the FujiXWeekly’s Fujicolor Pro 400 H recipe. Might be because this recipe always seemed difficult to me for portraits because of the hard contrast due to dark shadows (eyes are difficult here).
    But your version might bring the solution towards a greater versatility or a easier handling of shadows in the eyes.
    My first test shots with it were really fun!

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