Mutetant Obscura Film Recipe: Muted Cinematic Tone

Mood: Muted, Cinematic, Cool, Warm

Creating a filmic look with your Fujifilm mirrorless camera can add a touch of nostalgia and cinematic flair to your photography. The Mutetant Obscura film recipe is designed to mimic the characteristics of Kodak Vision2 250D film. This recipe is perfect for those who appreciate the look and feel of classic film photography with muted tones and distinctive aesthetic but want the convenience and flexibility of digital shooting.

Introduction to Mutetant Obscura Film Recipe

The foundation of the Mutetant Obscura recipe is the Classic Negative film simulation mode, which provides a solid base for achieving a nostalgic, film-like appearance. This simulation mode is crucial for setting the overall tone and feel of your images, making them look more like they were shot on film rather than digitally.

Setting your Dynamic Range to DR200 helps retain more details in the highlights and shadows, creating a balanced exposure that resembles the dynamic range of film. This setting is essential for achieving a well-exposed image with a filmic quality.

Adjust the Highlight and Shadow settings to -1 and -2, respectively. This combination reduces contrast slightly, giving your photos a softer look with more subtle transitions between light and dark areas. These adjustments are key to achieving the muted tones that are characteristic of Kodak Vision2 250D film.

Color is set to -3, further desaturating the image and enhancing the muted aesthetic. This setting is crucial for achieving the subdued colors that define the Mutetant Obscura look. The reduced saturation makes the images appear more timeless and less digital, evoking the feel of an older film stock.

For White Balance, set it to Auto, but adjust the Red to neutral and the Blue to -4. This tweak warms up the image slightly, counteracting any overly cool tones and creating a balanced color temperature that complements the muted palette.

Improving Your Photography Skills - Back To Basic

Finally, the ISO is set to 1600. While this might seem high for digital photography, it’s essential for replicating the look of Kodak Vision2 250D, which is a high-speed film. The higher ISO not only increases the grain but also gives a slightly faded look to the colors, enhancing the vintage aesthetic.

The Mutetant Obscura film recipe is not just about mimicking the look of old film; it’s also a tool for improving your photography skills. The limited settings encourage you to work within constraints, much like photographers did in the film era. By using a fixed ISO and Dynamic Range, you’re challenged to think more creatively about light and exposure. This approach can lead to more thoughtful compositions and a deeper understanding of how different settings affect your final image.

Versatility of the Mutetant Obscura Recipe - Vision2 250D Motion Picture

This recipe is versatile enough for various photography styles, including street, travel, and portrait photography. However, the sample photos provided focus on showcasing the color and aesthetic look rather than specific street photography elements. This emphasis on the visual style helps you understand the potential of the Mutetant Obscura recipe and how it can transform your images.

By adopting the Mutetant Obscura film recipe, you can bring a touch of cinematic magic to your digital photography. The muted tones, subtle grain, and overall nostalgic feel create images that stand out and evoke a sense of timelessness. Whether you’re shooting in bustling city streets, serene landscapes, or intimate portraits, this recipe helps you capture the world with a unique and compelling aesthetic.

Mutetant Obscura Recipe Settings

Film Simulation

Classic Negative

Highlight

-1

Shadow

-2

Color

-3

Sharpness

-2

Noise Reduction

-4

Grain Effect / Grain Size

Strong, Large

Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue

Off / Off

WB / Color Temperature

Auto, 0 Red, -4 Blue

Exposure Compensation

(based on your lighting condition)

ISO

Auto up to ISO 6400

Clarity

+1

Dynamic Range

DR200

Embrace the charm of classic film photography with the Mutetant Obscura film recipe and enjoy the process of creating images that tell a story and evoke emotions. The blend of muted colors, film-like grain, and balanced contrast will make your photos feel like they belong to another era, offering a refreshing departure from the typical digital look.

Mutetant Obscura is still an experimental film recipe, the settings will be fine-tune from time-to-time, so if you have used it, do come back to check for the latest updates. Other cinematic film recipes that you can try are Moody Metropolis 500T, Vision Obscura, Cine Obscura which yield excellent results for daylight and night time photography.

Sample Photos

Mutetant Vision Motion Picture Fuji Recipe 23mm SIRUI Sniper
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Mutetant Vision Motion Picture Fuji Recipe 35mm Fujifilm
Fujifilm X-T4, Fujinon XF35mm f2 R WR - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Mutetant Vision Motion Picture Fuji Recipe 35mm
Fujifilm X-T4, Fujinon XF35mm f2 R WR - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
Mutetant Vision Motion Picture Fuji Recipe 35mm
Fujifilm X-T4, Fujinon XF35mm f2 R WR - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
Mutetant Vision Fuji Film Recipe
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Mutetant Vision Film Recipe
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Mutetant Vision2 250D Fuji Simulation Recipe
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Mutetant Vision Fuji Recipe 23mm SIRUI Sniper
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, April 2024
Muted Vision2 250D Fuji Recipe 23mm SIRUI Sniper
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024
Mutetant Vision2 250D Fuji Recipe 23mm SIRUI Sniper
Fujifilm X-T4, SIRUI Sniper 23mm f1.2 - Kuala Lumpur, March 2024

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