FunSaver Fujifilm Recipe
This is what happens when you throw everything Fujifilm cameras have to offer into the pursuit of a disposable film camera look.
I recently organized The Disposable Photo Walk together with Oslo SPC. It’s the first time I’ve shot film in literally decades and it was a lot of fun! We used Kodak Fun Saver cameras. They come pre-loaded with 27 frames of Kodak Max 800 film. They also have a built-in flash, which I recommend using at all times if you happen to try these yourself.
Anyway, when I got the pictures back from scanning I was… not terribly impressed with myself, or the camera for that matter. Here are some of the frames I got.
However, as any good Fujifilm recipe connoisseur I immediately broke out X-raw studio and started tweaking. I now had some fresh examples of totally shitty film exposures to guide me to the, so let’s have some fun!
By the way, If you want something a little less extreme, that still has a whiff of analog, check out my other film-inspired recipes:
Distilling the look
There really isn’t much finesse going on here to be honest. The contrast curve looks to be shaped like a Norwegian mountain road, there’s green in the crushed shadows and yellow-orange highlights that are held back to the extremes. There’s chromatic aberration up the wazoo from the plastic 30mm fixed f/11 lens, there’s blooming, grain the size of boulders and sharpness like John Lennon’s eyesight without glasses.
Right. Let’s get get cracking. First the somewhat eccentric recipe, parts of…