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Flawlessly Emulate Fuji & Kodak Film with Mastin Labs

fujiAs much as I love digital cameras, film photography will always have a soft spot in my heart. I love the excitement I always felt when I would finally pick up my freshly developed prints from the chemist. I miss the thrill of studying my surroundings before taking a shot, consciously deciding what is important enough to make it onto one of the 24 slots on my roll of film. And sometimes I still wish I could have fun winding the dial before taking each photograph.

There is just something so romantic about film photography.

Obviously, digital photography does have its perks. The stress of not knowing if you are taking each shot with the right settings is long gone. And I would not trade in the ‘continuous shooting’ feature for the world. However, I have often missed the colors of kodak and fuji film. That is, until now.

Mastin Labs

This Autumn I learned about Mastin Labs lightroom presets and let me tell ya, they have totally changed my photography game! Unlike other brands whose presets are supposed to look like film, but typically just make your photos look like they have instagram filters on them, these presets actually replicate the look of film. And they do so flawlessly.

The founder and CEO of Mastin Labs, Kirk Mastin, says that his company’s goal is “not to replace film, but introduce it to a new generation of photographers.” I think he is doing this incredibly well.

Here are some of the looks I have accomplished with the presets:

400HAbove: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 400H, Medium Format Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

Below: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 400H, 35mm Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

160NSAbove: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 160NS, 35mm Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

Below: Original photo vs. the photo with Kodak Film Portra 160 – C and some basic image adjustments.

comparisonFilmborn

Another thing I absolutely love about Mastin Labs is that you can now get their looks on your phone. They recently released an app called Filmborn with all of their presets and it is free! Here is a photo I edited on the app for my instagram account a few days back:

Well, what do you think? Would you use Mastin Labs? Let me know in the comments!

xo, mikéla

P.S.

In case you were wondering, all of these photos were taken with the Canon 6D.

Flawlessly Emulate Fuji & Kodak Film with Mastin Labs

fujiAs much as I love digital cameras, film photography will always have a soft spot in my heart. I love the excitement I always felt when I would finally pick up my freshly developed prints from the chemist. I miss the thrill of studying my surroundings before taking a shot, consciously deciding what is important enough to make it onto one of the 24 slots on my roll of film. And sometimes I still wish I could have fun winding the dial before taking each photograph.

There is just something so romantic about film photography.

Obviously, digital photography does have its perks. The stress of not knowing if you are taking each shot with the right settings is long gone. And I would not trade in the ‘continuous shooting’ feature for the world. However, I have often missed the colors of kodak and fuji film. That is, until now.

Mastin Labs

This Autumn I learned about Mastin Labs lightroom presets and let me tell ya, they have totally changed my photography game! Unlike other brands whose presets are supposed to look like film, but typically just make your photos look like they have instagram filters on them, these presets actually replicate the look of film. And they do so flawlessly.

The founder and CEO of Mastin Labs, Kirk Mastin, says that his company’s goal is “not to replace film, but introduce it to a new generation of photographers.” I think he is doing this incredibly well.

Here are some of the looks I have accomplished with the presets:

400HAbove: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 400H, Medium Format Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

Below: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 400H, 35mm Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

160NSAbove: Original photo vs. the photo with Fuji 160NS, 35mm Grain, and some basic image adjustments.

Below: Original photo vs. the photo with Kodak Film Portra 160 – C and some basic image adjustments.

comparisonFilmborn

Another thing I absolutely love about Mastin Labs is that you can now get their looks on your phone. They recently released an app called Filmborn with all of their presets and it is free! Here is a photo I edited on the app for my instagram account a few days back:

Well, what do you think? Would you use Mastin Labs? Let me know in the comments!

xo, mikéla

P.S.

In case you were wondering, all of these photos were taken with the Canon 6D.

  1. Camille

    January 13th, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Beautiful photographs, great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Davelyn

    January 13th, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you!

  3. banglesandbungalows

    January 13th, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Wow! What a beautiful difference. I’m certainly going to check them out. Always looking for something to up my photo game.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  4. Davelyn

    January 13th, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Me too! I could read photography posts for hours haha. xo

  5. kclairethrush

    January 13th, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    These are such beautiful edits Davelyn! And you know I’m a huge Mastin lover too. They just do such a beautiful job with replicating film and it made me really get into shooting with film. Dreaming of a trip where we get to hang out together and take pretty film photos! xo

    Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

  6. Davelyn

    January 13th, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks Kelsey! And yes, we have to photograph together one day! I’ll definitely let you know the next time I take a trip to Wyoming. xo

  7. Renee

    January 13th, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Sounds awesome! I’ll definitely check it out!

    Renee | Life After Lux

  8. Davelyn

    January 13th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Great! They can be a little spendy (depending on how much you want to invest in photography). But I would totally download the app no matter what! 🙂

  9. Chelsea

    January 13th, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    These edits look amazing, it really brightens them up! I’m getting back into photography so I need to check this out!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

  10. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Yes they really liven up the colors!

  11. Sophie Wuthrich

    January 13th, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Love the comparisons within these images Davelyn! 🙂

    -Sophie xx | Cherries and Perfume

  12. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Thank you!

  13. Mich Joseph

    January 14th, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Your photography skills are on point! I am going to download this app ????

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

  14. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Thanks dear! xo

  15. MVAP Blog

    January 14th, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I love the potos!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MY STYLE FOR A SHOPPING DAY (WITH HIM)

  16. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Thanks!

  17. Simona

    January 14th, 2017 at 3:42 am

    How gorgeous are these pictures dear!!! <3
    http://www.simimaus.blogspot.com

  18. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Thank you!

  19. Marta

    January 14th, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Absolutely stunning pictures!
    LA VEINE

  20. Davelyn

    January 14th, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Thanks Marta!

  21. youthofthesun

    January 14th, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    These photos are amazing 🙂

    http://www.youthofthesun.com

  22. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thank you!

  23. Amy Arnold

    January 15th, 2017 at 9:59 am

    These photos are amazing!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  24. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Amy!

  25. Kelsey Bang

    January 15th, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    such a fun post! love seeing the differences!

    kelseybang.com

  26. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Thank you Kelsey!

  27. Shannon Jenkins

    January 15th, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Omg these look amazing! I have been looking for some good presets! I need to check these out!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  28. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Oh good, I’m glad this was helpful for you! 🙂

  29. laurajaneatelier

    January 15th, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I am totally going to get these! I love them
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  30. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    So glad you like them! xo

  31. Rachel Holliday

    January 15th, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Oh my gosh I’m going to download that app RIGHT NOW!! I really like the effect the preset has had on all of your filters-they look so sharp, yet still have an air of film photography to them 🙂

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  32. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Glad you like them Rachel! Enjoy the app 🙂 xo

  33. Aleksandra

    January 16th, 2017 at 12:37 am

    They do look extra bright! Very well found 🙂

  34. Davelyn

    January 16th, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks!

  35. ankitabardhan

    January 16th, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Wow! I am stunned with the pictures, the difference says it all! I definitely will give that app a look, thanks for sharing 🙂

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

  36. Davelyn

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Thanks for reading! xo

  37. latosca

    January 16th, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    So Creative, Really Shiny and Beauty

    xx
    http://www.grosirgirl.com

  38. Davelyn

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Glad you like them!

  39. Rach

    January 17th, 2017 at 5:16 am

    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this! I will definitely look into them!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  40. Davelyn

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Oh good! I’m glad they’re something you are interested in hun 🙂

  41. Ashley

    January 17th, 2017 at 8:19 am

    How amazing- I need to check out Mastin Labs!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  42. Davelyn

    January 17th, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Hope you like them!

  43. justatinabit

    January 17th, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    I’ve always wondered why anyone would use the grain editing option and now it totally makes sense – for film photography! Can you do a post of how to edit photos?? 🙂

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  44. Davelyn

    January 18th, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I’ll be doing a photo editing post when I get back from Holiday in a few weeks! 🙂

  45. Gemma

    January 18th, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Wow these images are so gorgeous! You can really see the difference in the edits.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  46. Davelyn

    January 18th, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Thanks Gemma!

  47. vintagelillies

    January 18th, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Wow, that is a huge difference! I like how you showed the comparisons, I didn’t expect it to be so drastic. I would love to give that a try, I haven’t dabbled in film that much, I usually just stick to my DSLR. But I love how crisp and bright those photos are!

    Francesca
    http://www.vintagelillies.com

  48. Davelyn

    January 18th, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Thank you Francesca!

  49. katie

    January 18th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, lady!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  50. Davelyn

    January 18th, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks Katie!

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