The time of single-use cameras has long passed but you can still apply their popular aesthetic by using this vintage film preset. Kodak Funtime specifically applies the popular style of Kodak’s disposable cameras. It produces warm and light colors, with a mix of subtle blues.
Thanks to this preset, you can freely apply this retro look to your digital photos. It will bring you back to the days of analog and the carefree fun of shooting with disposable cameras.
Like the actual film that it replicates, Kodak Funtime filter is ideal for well-lit shots. You can get the most out of its hues in photographs with diffused natural lighting. Try using this on your Instagram pictures to give them a vintage and stylish look.
Gives a Unique Vintage Look
Unique Warmth. Kodak Funtime boosts exposure and contrast to create a vivid image. In the example above, the After photo is much brighter and the colors pop more.
Also, notice the sunlit warmth that coats the image. The preset creates this look by increasing the warm temperature. Then, to complement this, Kodak Funtime further adds understated blue tones in highlights and shadows. It blends well with the warm tint, thus giving the photo a vintage and nostalgic glow. This adds some depth to the picture as well.
It is mostly these settings that create the preset’s signature look. While every filter in our film preset collection is aesthetically unique, this one still stands out because of its balanced tones coupled with a bright and warm look. You can also check out our analog retro preset if you are looking for a more refined Kodak film aesthetic.
Recreates the Soft Look of Single-Use Cameras
Soft Hues. Another signature look of Kodak Funtime — both the disposable camera and this preset — is its softness. There is a light and airy feel to it. The preset replicates this by lowering vibrance and some saturation.
This effect can evoke a magical feel in an image. Look at the man’s portrait above, for example. Its nearly washed-out hues accentuate the lighthearted expression of the subject.
Replicates Film Tones
Balanced Tones. Kodak Funtime, even with its washed-out and bright aesthetic, has defined tones. This is maintained by the deepening of black and white areas: whites are muted while blacks are intensified. Because of the adjustment, whites will not look blown out and the blacks will emphasize more detail.
Applies Fine Adjustments in Saturation and Luminance
Retro Hues. To recreate the look of the film, the preset amplifies the saturation of orange, aqua, and blue hues. This means that you get deep blues for the sky and water, vivid enough against the yellowish brightness. On the other hand, it undersaturates red and midtones.
Kodak Funtime further enhances color luminance, too. You can see in the photo above that the oranges look bright; Kodak Funtime does boost the color’s luminance, after all. To balance it out and produce a soft matte look, the preset lowers the luminance of red, aqua, and blue hues. If you are a professional photographer, you can totally go for this look if you want an authentic retro color processing.
Textured Like Film
Film Finish. The preset draws out the textures of the photo. It sharpens it further and applies some noise reduction for a smooth film-like polish. Look at the landscape scene above: you can examine the effect on the mountain range and the foreground plants.
Notice that it also adds some vignetting. It draws your attention to the subject and frames the entire scene.
Kodak Funtime is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Kodak Funtime as is, right out of the box. With any preset, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting, and subject matter.
- Entirely Adjustable
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
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