Lomo Classic Fuji Recipe: Embrace the Retro Aesthetic

Mood: Retro, Vivid

Exciting news for Fuji lovers! Introducing the debut of our first Lomo Classic recipe. Lomography is famous for its vibrant colors and artistic approach. It appeals to photographers who seek to express their creativity. Its roots lie in the playful, often unpredictable results from LOMO cameras, originally produced in Russia.

For those with FujiFilm cameras, you can recreate the classic Lomo look using specific film simulation recipes. Here’s how to get the nostalgic, vibrant style of Lomo photography with a FujiFilm camera using the Lomo Classic film simulation recipe.

Lomo Classic is known for high contrast, bold colors, and a unique tone. It gives a sense of spontaneity and whimsy, like vintage snapshots. To get this look on a digital camera, you need to adjust various settings to mimic Lomography film. This change in color tones is perfect for casual photos, portraits, and relaxed street photography, offering a different take on the usual Lomography film tones.

The Recipe: Lomo Classic

Lomo Classic film recipe settings on Fujifilm X camera, enhancing colors and contrast.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, June 2024

The Lomo Classic film simulation recipe for Fujifilm cameras is created spontaneously using the Classic Negative film simulation. Lomography is known for its vibrant, exaggerated colors, so increasing the color setting to +3 intensifies the saturation, making your photos burst with life and vivid hues.

The Clarity setting is used to boost midtone contrast, which helps define the details within the image more sharply. This adjustment ensures that your photos retain a crisp look while still adhering to the overall aesthetic.

Increasing the highlight tone enhances the brightness of the lighter areas of your image, contributing to the overexposed, dreamy effect characteristic of Lomo images. This adjustment ensures that the highlights are more pronounced without losing detail.

Boosting the shadow tone to +2 deepens the dark areas, creating a strong contrast between shadows and highlights. This dramatic contrast is a hallmark of Lomo photography, adding depth and intensity to your images.

The secret to the Lomo Classic recipe is the White Balance, which makes this recipe suitable for both daytime and night photography. Using Auto White Priority ensures that your images maintain a consistent color balance across different lighting conditions. This setting helps keep the warm, vintage tones intact, regardless of the environment.

Lomo Classic Recipe Custom Settings

Film Simulation

Classic Negative

Highlight

-1

Shadow

+2

Color

+3

Sharpness

-1

Noise Reduction

-2

Grain Effect / Grain Size

Strong, Large

Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue

Off / Off

WB / Color Temperature

Auto White Priority, -3 Red, -2 Blue

Exposure Compensation

up to +2/3

ISO

Auto up to ISO 6400

Clarity

+3

Dynamic Range

DR400

This recipe setting is compatible with all Fujifilm X cameras featuring the Classic Negative film simulation, including models equipped with X-Trans IV and X-Trans V sensor cameras – X100VI, X-H2, X-H2S, X-T5, and X-S20. For older Fujifilm cameras, explore additional Fujifilm recipes tailored for street photography and portraits, offering a variety of custom settings to suit your creative needs. Stay tuned for more Lomo film simulation recipes in the coming future with more crazy color shift.

If you’re looking to improve your street photography skills, don’t miss our guide on street photography tips, and for capturing stunning portraits, our portrait photography guide offers valuable advice.

Happy shooting.

Sample Photos

Lomo Classic film recipe settings on Fujifilm X camera, enhancing colors and contrast.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Sample photo using Lomo Classic film simulation on Fujifilm X camera, featuring vibrant colors and vintage aesthetic.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Street photography example using Lomo Classic film recipe on Fujifilm X camera, showcasing urban scenes and bold colors.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, June 2024
Street photography example using Lomo Classic film recipe on Fujifilm X camera, showcasing urban scenes and bold colors.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Portrait shot using Lomo Classic film simulation on Fujifilm X camera, highlighting sharp details and warm tones.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Street photography example using Lomo Classic film recipe on Fujifilm X camera, showcasing urban scenes and bold colors.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Grain effect detail in Lomo Classic film simulation on Fujifilm X camera, adding vintage texture to the image
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Street photography example using Lomo Classic film recipe on Fujifilm X camera, showcasing urban scenes and bold colors.
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, 2024
Portrait shot using Lomo Classic film simulation on Fujifilm X camera, highlighting sharp details and warm tones.
Fujifilm X-T4, Fujinon XF35mm f2 R WR - Kuala Lumpur, 2022
Portrait shot using Lomo Classic film simulation on Fujifilm X camera, highlighting sharp details and warm tones.
Fujifilm X-T4, Fujinon XF35mm f2 R WR - Kuala Lumpur, 2022

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