Hue Obscure – Fujifilm Superia X-Trans IV Film Recipe

Obscura Recipes - Fujifilm Custom Settings Warm Film Look for Streets & Portraits

Mood: Nostalgia, Moody, Warm

This is a completed experiment and took hours of fine-tuning of the third Obscura recipe which is called ‘Hue Obscure‘. I was kind of uncertain while creating this but then I tried to enhance this version to look warmer which was taken from the Carbon Obscura custom settings. I have never shot with the Fujifilm Superia 35mm film stock before, probably I might give it a try for my next film photography project if I can get the 35mm film stock in my area.

What Is Hue Obscure Recipe All About?

I still didn’t give up on the colour tone inspired by the music video previously mentioned in the Carbon Obscura recipe post. So I decided to increase the white balance shift to have warmer look, and dropped the Shadow tone. Film grain effect has been added to the Hue Obscure. I tried not to create too many duplicates of this tone and this will be the last recipe that has the green and orange tone. Some similar but different recipes that you can check for are the Tokyo Dream, Natura Classic (Natura 1600), and Fujicolor C200 Expired. Also, check out the Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400 film recipe if you are into a more film-look recipe.

Once again, not all will like this tone but if you looking for something different to test, you might want to try out this one, you never know you will like it somehow?

* The Best Way To Shoot With Hue Obscure

The result of the tone is similar to shooting straight out of a film camera. The best way to shoot with this Hue Obscure recipe is to aim for backgrounds with dark areas, you can also use the exposure compensation dial to underexpose for a darker tone or overexpose to brighten up the shadow. All I can say this is a very versatile recipe that is great for street photography and creative portraits. I can’t promise you 100% this will work on your situation or lighting condition. Find a place where there are dark areas on the background and it will be fine to get the complete look. If you’re keen to view for more photos from the photoshoot, check out this indoor portraits shot, taken with a film camera and Kodak motion picture film. 

All the streets and portrait sample photos below are shot with the Fujifilm X-T4 and will work for the Fujifilm X-Trans IV sensor cameras including the X100V, X-T4, X-T30II, X-E4, X-S10, and X-Pro3. Let’s have fun and shoot! If you love one of these Obscura recipes, stay tuned to my photography blog for the next one.

Are these Fujifilm recipes compatible with the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, & X-H2S? I don’t own any of the X-Trans V sensor cameras, so it’s all up to you to experiment with these high-end cameras! I guess the tone will be the same/similar since it rely on the White Balance Shift and Kelvin temperature. Cheers!

Hue Obscure Custom Settings

Film Simulation

Classic Negative









Noise Reduction


Grain Effect / Grain Size

Strong / Large

Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue

Strong / Strong

White Balance

4000K, R:6 B:-8

Exposure Compensation

0 to +2/3


Auto ISO 6400



Dynamic Range


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