Best Film Simulation Recipes for Portraits (Video)

In this “SoundBite” (as we’re calling it) from Episode 06 of SOOC, Fujifilm X-Photographer Nathalie Boucry and I discuss three film simulation recipes that are good for portrait photography. This is a short snippet from the show, and it gives you an idea of the type of content that’s found in a SOOC broadcast. If you missed Episode 06, I’ve included it below, so you can view it in its entirety if you’d like.

If you’ve never watched, SOOC is a monthly live video series that’s interactive. It’s a collaboration between Nathalie and I. We discuss film simulation recipes, camera settings, and answer your questions. Basically, we’re trying to help you master your Fujifilm camera, with a focus on simplifying your photographic workflow.

The three recipes discussed in this video are:
Kodak Portra 400 v2
PRO Neg. Hi
Fujicolor Super HG v2

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Episode 06:


  1. rederik75 · December 19, 2021

    Should you choose only one outdoor recipe, would you prefer the performance of Portra 400v2 in shade or Pro Neg Hi in sunshine? In other words, which one performs better in a wide range of situations?

    • Ritchie Roesch · December 20, 2021

      The Portra 400 v2 recipe, in the right light, is phenomenal, but Pro Neg Hi does well in a variety of situations. The Portra 400 v2 recipe is more narrow where it performs well compared to the PNH recipe.

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