I have shot 35mm film since the late 70’s and more so the early 1980’s and continue to do so to this day. I also used to enjoy using instant camera’s such as the old Polaroids. Of course, you can still buy these today, but looking back at my old photos, I wanted to recreate the look of some of these instant photographs.
To achieve the look, I sampled quite a few images, and although they did not all look like this, the vast majority had this kind of look and feel. I would highly suggest adding a vignette to the final image, plus add a white border around the image to get the look and feel (see final image).
As you can see, it’s a great look out of camera, however as mentioned above, you can get an even better look with a little tweaking in software once you have the jpeg image. Add a vignette and a white border!
The Settings you will need are as follows.
Push Pull Process: +1 EV (Don’t worry about sky blowout)
Dynamic Range: DR200
Film Simulation: Eterna
Grain Effect: Off
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
White Balance: Incandescent
WB Shift: R6 : B6
Highlight Tone: -1
Shadow Tone: -2
Colour: +4 (But variable, +2 & +3 look good)
Noise Reduction: 0
* On X100V and newer X-Trans IV sensors with Color Chrome FX Blue, set this value to OFF (or experiment and let me know the results!)