This Guy Fine Tuned his Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings Inspired by the Work of Great Film Photographers. See “Chrome Eggleston” & More

Fujifilm Film Simulations
Fujifilm Film Simulations

Matching The Masters with Fuji’s Film Simulations

As many of us, also Pete loves the Fujifilm film simulations. And as some of us, also he likes it to fine tune the in camera film simulations settings to taste.

But as an avid reader of photography books and inspired by the work of great photographers of the past and present, Pete tried to adjust the film simulation settings in a way that they resemble the main characteristics of their images.

So Classic Chrome becomes “Chrome Eggleston“, Provia becomes “Provia Sternfeld“, Acros becomes “Acros Ellen Mark” or “Acros Moriyama” (depending on the settings) and so forth.

Pete writes:

It may seem a little arrogant, invoking these names. Honestly, I don’t think I’m anywhere near their level.

But what it does provide is an idea as to what to shoot for. For example, it’s a rainy summer’s Saturday night in the city. I’m working a project on nightlife on the streets. I reckon Daido Moriyama has the right idea – inky blacks and clipped highlights. And I stick with that look, for the duration of the project.

These custom titles are little messages to myself, when I raise the camera and scroll through them, wondering… what if I shot the nightlife like John Bulmer shot gritty Northern industrial landscapes? What if I shoot the beauty of the Gower Coastline like Daido Moriyama shoots the city streets of Tokyo? It becomes an exciting question, one as equally valid as wondering what lens to screw on the front of the camera. “

So how exactly are his film simulation settings? And how do the images look like? To discover that, read “Film & Vision – Making Fuji-X Simulations Work For You” at petetakespictures.

Get inspired. Check out the photography books of the masters mentioned in Pete’s article at Amazon:

If you like it to see how other photographers fine tuned their film simulations, you can read also:

  • Fuji X-Photographer Bert Stephani Shares His Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings – read it here
  • Kevin Mullins Reveals His Fujifilm X100F Settings – read it here

You might also be interested in:

  • Introduction to Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes at BHphoto Explora
  • Fujifilm Manager: “We Investigate the Next Film Simulation” – read here
  • Fujifilm Rethink RAW :: JPEG is Your Friend and Fuji’s Film Simulations Rock – read here
  • Fuji Vs. Fuji :: The Film Simulation (R)-Evolution :: All FS Improved :: See Conventional Velvia Vs. X-Pro2 Velvia! – read here
  • This Lightroom Plug-in Reads Fujifilm’s Film Simulation from your RAW file and Automatically Applies Corresponding Profile in Lightroom – read here

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Fuji X-Photographer Bert Stephani Shares His Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings + Vote Your Favorite Film Simulation

A few days ago, popular Fujifilm X-photographer Bert Stephani revealed his favorite Film Simulation Settings in this youtube video.

To me, it’s always interesting to see, which settings other fellow X-shooters use and the reasoning behind their choices. So feel free to share the film simulation settings that work best for you in the comments down below.

Here are a few more film simulation articles that could interest you… and down below a poll, where you can vote your favorite film simulation

  • CLASSIC CHROME or “The Art of Omission!” – click here
  • An Ode To ACROS: “A Game Changer, My Favorite Film Simulation by far!” :: And about the Best ACROS (or B&W) Settings! – click here
  • X-Trans III :: All Film Simulations Improved :: See Conventional Velvia Vs. X-Pro2 Velvia! – click here
  • VELVIA. The world of film simulation (link inside mixed zone) – click here
  • PRO NEG, ASTIA and PROVIA. The World of Film Simulation – click here
  • Fujifilm Rethink RAW :: JPEG is Your Friend and Fuji’s Film Simulations Rock – click here
  • Capture One Pro: Download Now Completely Reworked and Improved Fujifilm Film Simulations Profiles (incl. ACROS) – click here
  • An Introduction to Fujifilm’s Film Simulation Modes at BHphoto here

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Discover The Mostly Used Lenses (+ Settings) by X-Shooters on Their Fujifilm X-Cameras :: Explorecams Extended Features!


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We have reported about first back in July here. The sites, that collectes information from Flickr, 500px and other popular Photo Sharing Sites, told us which are the Top 5 used brands on those platforms (and Fujifilm was – and still is – in the Top 5).

Well, explorecams has extended its features, and you can now see also which lenses are used mostly on which X-series camera.

Just type in the camera you want (for example Fujifilm X-Pro2 or Fujifilm X-T2), and explorecams will give you a nice graphic with the top 5 lenses used for each camera. In case of the X-Pro2 and X-T2, it’s not really surprising to see that the X-Pro2 is mostly used with primes (XF35mmF2 WR is first), whereas the X-T2 mostly with zoom lenses (10-24 is first). Just scroll down, and you’ll see the ranking of every used lens (Fujinon and third party) in combination with your selected X-series camera.

Moreover, you’ll also get an insight on the most popular settings used, such as ISO value, Shutter speed, metering mode, aperture, focal length and more!

Have fun with and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments down below.

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