Pro Neg High film simulation

My take on Fuji’s Pro Neg High film simulation is that this is the most Premium of the film simulations. It’s neutral and it looks good. No, there are places for more saturated film simulations, but again and again I think if I REALLY had to be satisfied with only one film simulation, I couldn’t choose the others over this one.

My Pro Neg High film simulation settings are based on the need to photograph “documentarily” (meaning: not artistically) our white horse. Thus the photos need low contrast in shadows. I always struggle between shadow settings of -2 and -1 and think Fuji would need more steps with these settings, as the right one would be between -2 and -1. As a default I use -2 in the shadows and depending on the light situation I tweak it to -1. So, my Pro Neg High film simulation setting is the following:

Highligts: 0

Shadows: -2

Color: +2 (I admit this simulation can benefit from a boost in saturation)

Sharpness: +1

AWB Shift: R0, B0

0 grain, as it doesn’t add to the look.

I use the following photo with all the film simulations and Capture One styles as an example:

Pro Neg High film simulation, Esplanadinpuisto, Helsinki

In the next photo You see our white mare (my daughter rides dressage with her):

Pro Neg High film simulation, Rasliwia, or “Wilma” as she is called

And couple of other photos with this simulation:

Pro Neg High film simulation, on the path to Lammassaari, Helsinki

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Pro Neg High film simulation, a brown horse

You can grab this film simulation style for Capture One here (You have to have Fuji version of Capture One):

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oKhy-iidaoaGUvHYbMBDhwPyW6MVZS2i

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