Creative Collective 010: 14 Film Simulation Recipes for Snow Photography

Two Cold Horses – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-T1 – “Winter Slide”

I recently created an X-Trans II film simulation recipe specifically for wintry conditions called Winter Slide. While I have many recipes that will do well photographing snow, creating a recipe specifically for that particular condition is unusual. Since winter is here, I thought it would be a fun exercise to examine how several recipes do when photographing snow. By several, I mean 14 recipes!

So let’s take a look at how these 14 different film simulation recipes do photographing in wintry conditions!

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  1. Khürt Williams · December 18, 2021

    I was hoping to see some black and white recipes. There isn’t much colour in New Jersey in the winter. Not even a blue sky.

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 19, 2021

      I made the assumption that all of the B&W recipes would do well enough, and that the differences in the color recipes mattered more. But maybe my assumption was short-sighted? A white Christmas is forecasted, so maybe I can try this again but with B&W. I appreciate the input!

  2. Khürt Williams · December 27, 2021

    Thanks Ritchie. I’ve struggled to decide which recipe to use under what conditions.

  3. rpmik · January 2, 2022

    Very handy with today’s rare frost in the Central Valley of California! No snow in the valley, so that’s as good as it gets. Superia 1600 did the job.

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 3, 2022

      Awesome! I love the Superia 1600 recipe myself. Has a great analog soul to it.

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