My Fujifilm X-T30 Cross Process Film Simulation Recipe

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Pot in the Sky – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Cross Process”

My last film simulation recipe was modeled after a look by photographer Jeff Davenport. Jeff has several different aesthetics, depending on his project. His Venice Beach Canals series has an interesting look that I wanted to attempt. I recognized right away the “look” that he created: orange and teal. Early color photography used two color layers (instead of three), orange-red and blue-teal. Digital software can mimic this aesthetic, and the strength of it can be adjusted. Exposure X5 software has a one-click preset for it. Jeff has customized his images to where both orange and pink lean towards peach.

I had a few ideas of how to create this look in-camera on my Fujifilm X-T30. I tried out those ideas and did some experiments, but unfortunately none of them worked. What you see here is the closest that I came to recreating Jeff’s Venice Beach Canals aesthetic. It’s not especially close, but I like it nonetheless. What this recipe actually reminds me of is Provia or Sensia cross processed. Cross processing color reversal film in C-41 chemicals isn’t uncommon. I’ve done it several times myself. I’ve already created a cross process film simulation recipe, but that recipe and this one produce somewhat different looks, despite both emulating cross processed film.

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Riding Around the Cones – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 “Cross Process”

When I created this film simulation recipe, I didn’t intend for it to look cross processed. It was after the fact that I decided it resembled that analog effect. If I wanted it to more resemble cross processed film, I’d probably set Grain to Strong, and consider setting Shadows to 0; however, I do like the results from the recipe as-is. Feel free to adjust it to your own personal preferences. This recipe is compatible with X-Trans III & IV cameras.

Classic Chrome
Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlight: +4
Shadow: -1
Color: +3
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpness: +1
Grain Effect: Weak
Color Chrome Effect: Off
White Balance: 7700K, -8 Red & -3 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to -2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Cross Process film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X-T30:

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Cloud over Apex – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Four Garages – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Bike & Cones – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Roofline & Siding – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Bike Park Bench – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Tennis Racket – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Razor – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Self Shadow – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Pedaling Around – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

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Reeds Cross Process – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

See also: Film Simulation Recipes

Fujifilm X100F Review Blog

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5 comments

  1. Dia eldin Khalil · March 24

    Thanks a-lot dear, I was waiting for this look for long time, orange and teal feeling ..
    Still waiting to see the kodak vision3 recipe

    thanks one more time.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thomas Schwab · March 24

    Can not wait test it! Going to call it “Cross Process II”
    Thank you! So many ideas! That time must not be boring…
    LG Thomas

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 24

      Cross Process II is a good name. Let me know what you think of this recipe!

      Like

  3. Emmanuel · March 26

    Really nice simulation, some tests today with my “old” X-E3, I really like, well done.

    I didn’t know this photographer, thank you for the discovery.
    I read an interview, I really like his work & his very minimal bag, 2 lenses, X100F & X-H1 and flashs.

    Echo Park or Olympia will be really great too 😉

    Like

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