Lately, I’ve been experimenting and creating some Japanese film-look recipes for Fujifilm cameras. Here I will be listing down all my favourite Japanese color with a greenish tone that I have created. I have been shooting for a while with these Fujifilm recipes and are great for portraits, landscapes and travel. Trying not to create any duplicates, all of the Japanese film-look recipes have their own characteristics and tonal adjustment.
If you are a film photographer, you will know about the greenish Japanese film tone and you have come to the right page to find out. Some of the 35mm film that has greenish tones are the Fujifilm Superia 35mm film and sometimes expired film will also create this kind of look.
Green is good for the eyes
Fujifilm Japanese Film-Look Recipes
I’m not sure I will be creating any more of the greenish tone as I might create duplicates, but rest assured you can use the Japanese film-look recipe below without shooting duplicate tones. All the film recipes below are fine-tuned carefully and work in the daylight and also for night photography such as the Cira 800 film, which is mimicked based on the actual rare 35mm film from Indonesia.
Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400
This Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 film recipe has instantly become one of my favourite film recipes as well as 35mm films. I like the Japanese colour tone of this custom film simulation recipe that I have created. It worked great on landscapes and travel sightseeing when shooting in the daylight. It is also good if you shoot this in the forest, parks, or anywhere with greenery. If you are shooting it indoors, you will get the yellow tone which some might like and some might not. You can check out what the actual film samples will look like.
I have been shooting with the Carbon Obscura which is one of the Obscura recipes and it really surprised me with the end results. It worked great for streets, documentary photography and daily life. The green tone for this recipe will come to shine if there are shadows in the scene. Shooting with Carbon Obscura will give you a dark muted greenish tone that is similar to some 35mm film stocks.
This is one of the dreamy Japanese film-look recipes that I’ve created that have a certain muted Japanese feel. I can say this is a very unique film recipe that shines when you overexpose it to achieve the Japanese 35mm film look. Although it’s not exactly the same but similar. Tokyo Dream recipe is best to use with a lens FX filter which is the diffusion filter if you have one.
Listed as one of the best Fuji recipes for Fujifilm cameras, Natura Classic are created to mimic the discontinued 35mm film, Fujifilm Natura 1600. Best to shoot a little overexposed to get a matte look. If you are into greenish Japanese film-look recipes, then Natura Classic with a vintage green tone is the one to go for and recommended to store this recipe in your Fujifilm camera.
Fujicolor C200 Expired
This is the only film recipe that I’ve created based on an expired 35mm film Fujicolor C200. Good to use it during your travel to certain heritage sites to make use of this greenish tone. If you are a film shooter, you can still get Fujicolor C200 35mm of film in the market nowadays. View more Fujicolor C200 recipe sample photos and read more about this recipe.
Last but not least, the Cira 800 film recipe was created based on the actual 35mm film which has a cinematic green tone. This film recipe is great for low-light photography on the streets or under tungsten with the use of a diffusion filter.
What do you think of the list of Japanese green tones that I’ve compiled above? Do you like the green tones? Here are the 6 best Japanese film-look recipes for Fujifilm cameras that you can try out on your next shooting. If you ask me what is my all-time favourites, I would choose the Carbon Obscura for candid street photography and Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 recipe for travel sightseeing. If you happen to travel to Asian countries, you can try it out and get the feel yourself or just shoot wherever you are.
Happy shooting SOOC guys!