Eterna is beautiful. Even though it has the lowest contrast and lowest color saturation of all the different film simulation options, I suspect that it has significant potential for mimicking many analog looks. It has a film-like feel to it. Real Eterna was a motion picture film.
I was just playing around with the settings and really liked what I found. It has an analog feel to it. Initially the look reminded me of something from Nik Anolog Efex. As I used these settings, I found myself getting interesting results.
Depending on the lighting and exposure, I was achieving different looks, despite using the exact same settings. Sometimes the results remind me of overexposed Fujifilm H, sometimes pushed-process Fujifilm Superiasometimes underexposed expired Superiaand sometimes Superia You have to play around with it and decide what you like. Spring or Autumn? Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it.
If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution. Thank you! Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. Great shots man! For night shots I use the same as I do for day, which is almost always auto white balance and whatever shift the recipe calls for.
Great shots and lovely rendering! I use the same white balance settings at night that I use during the day, which is auto white balance. Hi Ritchie, I really enjoy your presets. Thanks for sharing them. I still have a question though: How do you save the Auto White Balance correction with a preset? I wish that Fujifilm would allow people to save custom white balance shifts with the presets.
I bough an XT-3 recently and I love your recipes.This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect. Log in or Sign up. Fuji X Forum. Good Film Simulation for Landscape and Portrait?
Hi there guys! I'm Ken from Tokyo and just joined the forum a while ago. I have been using my camera for almost a year and so far, satisfied with the features and quality. For some reason,I just want to know guys what film simulation are you using when shooting Landscape and Portrait.
It also works well for some types of landscape.
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The in-camera presets work very well with the Fuji lenses, but there's some specific lens corrections going on with the jpgs the camera produces and when using lenses from other manufacturers the in-camera processed files don't have quite the same polish.
GeorgeSaltAug 12, I shoot RAW and decide during post-processing the look I'm after for a particular photo. Granted, it's Adobe's simulation of Fujifilm's simulation that's applied For landscapes, much like with film - I prefer Velvia But sometimes it can be too much.
For people, a softer approach is necessary - Pro Neg H is what I generally use. Double NegativeAug 12, Man I'd love to get the look of Fuji ProH right out of camera.
What do you guys use in Lightroom for getting as close as possible from Raw? How does VSCO do?Photographers often overexpose this film by as many as four stops.
Colors become vibrant and pastel. The exact look of overexposed Pro H varies, depending on how much overexposed, how developed, and how printed or scanned. The effect can range from subtle to pronounced. I have been trying for some time now to create a film simulation recipe that mimics the aesthetic of overexposed Pro H, and, despite creating a Fujicolor Pro H film simulation recipe already, achieving an overexposed look has eluded me. I had read that one of the films that was the inspiration for the PRO Neg.
Hi film simulation was Pro H. I tried and tried using that film simulation, and even PRO Neg. Yesterday, following some inspiration, as I was playing around with the Provia film simulation, I created a look that I thought might work. It was close! A few adjustments here and there, and this Fujicolor Pro H Overexposed film simulation recipe was born, and I spent the afternoon shooting a bunch of exposures with it. Something that I went back and forth on with this recipe is the shadows.
See also: Film Simulation Recipes. Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it. If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution. Thank you! This is a very unique look. Excuse me, you can laugh but do I also overexpose or do I still meter for a correct exposure?
Like Like. So that was THE recipe I was looking for for so long! Since to be precise! But I should try before, I am sure the HT -2 will help. Greetings from France. Like Liked by 2 people. The -2 Highlight will help keep the highlights from blowing out. You will have to report back if you like it. With this in mind, when you force the camera to overexpose by two stops, you basically even out the amount of light hitting the sensor.
But still, the combination given us by Ritchie ensures splendid effects! Ritchie — chapeau bas! Your knowledge and hard work gives us plenty of joy using our cameras! Thanks for the precisions Michal! I will try to report with my X-Trans 3 camera Cheers. Hi Ritchie, I think the results are interesting.
Under what conditions and scenes do you think this recipe is useful? Like Liked by 1 person. I think it can produce interesting results in a variety of conditions. I was initially thinking outdoor wedding and portraits, but I used it for street, blue hour, architecture, even midday desert landscape, so it can be used in all sorts of situations. The skin-tones can be a little on the riddish-pink side, for sure.
The film could get that way, too, especially when overexposed stops.Fujifilm Pro H is a color negative film that was first introduced in originally named NPH I have used it a couple times myself, although not anytime recently. I do remember some of the idiosyncrasies of the film.
In fact, you might recall that I suggested Fujifilm include this as a new film simulation in future cameras. I was able to try it out and I liked it! His settings were indeed close, although I felt it needed some tweaking to better mimic the film. Anytime that you are attempting to recreate the look of a certain film with a digital camera, there are variables that make it difficult.
How was it shot? How was it developed? Was it printed, and how so? Was it scanned, and how so? Those are common challenges, plus more.
With Pro H, there is an additional challenge: the film can look much different depending on the light and exposure. Despite all of the challenges, I do feel that I was able to create a look that is in the ballpark of the film, thanks to the help of Mauricio.
There were several compromises that I had to make. I tried many different things to get the aesthetics as close as I could. For example, the film is known for cool blueish shadows and a warm pinkish highlights. Split toning is not possible on Fujifilm X cameras. I could get the shadow color cast more accurate but at the expense of the highlight color, or I could get the highlight color cast more accurate but at the expense of the shadow color. What you get is a cool color cast showing through in the shadows and a slight red color cast showing up in the highlights.
The light and exposure of an image will change the look of it in a similar fashion to the actual film, although not completely the same. Fujifilm Pro H film has a huge latitude in the highlights. You can overexpose it by three stops easily maybe four and get a good print. In fact, a lot of people purposefully overexpose the film because the colors turn pastel and the images become more warm and vibrant.
The X-Trans III sensor has a lot of dynamic range, but it cannot hold up to a three stop overexposure. I found that DR is a good setting in many circumstances, but in high-contrast scenes, DR might be a better option. I used DR for all of the pictures in this article, but some might have benefited from the higher dynamic range setting. Another setting that I debated on was color saturation.
Pro H is definitely a tough film to make a recipe for. PRO Neg. Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it.Yet there will be more!
I have several ideas and aesthetics that I am working on. One of these days I hope to have the new Classic Negative and Bleach Bypass film simulations available to use.
I think both, but especially Classic Negative, have the potential to be great starting points for new recipes. Which of the recipes below are your favorites? Are you using any of them right now?
Analog Color. Vintage Color Fade. Bleach Bypass. Dramatic Monochrome. Fujicolor Pro H Overexposed. Kodachrome Kodachrome II. Classic Chrome. Ektachrome SW.
Faded Monochrome. Nobody pays me to write the content found on fujixweekly. There's a real cost to operating and maintaining this site, not to mention all the time that I pour into it. If you appreciated this article, please consider making a one-time gift contribution.
Thank you! LG Thomas. Like Like. Like Liked by 1 person. Thanks for your enormous input on this! Your faded monochrome make me experiment with double exposure on my x-t Thanks for this one! Would love to see what you could come up with using the X-Pro3, Classic Neg and additional options it allows! Thanks for the encouragement! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Search for:. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading LG Thomas Like Like. Du bist herzlich Willkommen!My guess is that all future X-Trans IV sensor cameras will include it. I thought it might be fun to speculate what it might be, which is something I did a little over a year ago prior to Eterna being announced.
The settings can be customized to mimic many different aesthetics. My first choice for a new film simulation is Fujifilm H overexposed. I think it would be great if Fujifilm figured out how to recreate this look with their digital cameras.
How about color infrared? While it would be cool if Fujifilm cameras had a removable IR filter like Sigma cameras, I think it would be interesting if they offered a convincing faux infrared film simulation. I mean, people spend a lot of money converting their cameras to IR, so why not offer an easier solution? While I created a cross-process recipeI think it would be fun if Fujifilm offered a Velvia cross-process film simulation. This would be bright, bold and funky.
I would certainly use it, maybe frequently.
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I used to cross-process actual Velvia film back in the day. It would be nice to easily achieve the same look in-camera. I think, lastly, perhaps a Polaroid aesthetic of some sort would make a good film simulation.
That would be unexpected, but more useful than it might initially sound. For example, when I used to use Alien Skin Exposure software, one of my go-to looks was a Polaroid film preset. I suppose we might have an answer in a year or two. It can be one that I suggested or your own idea. Let me know in the comments. I look forward to hearing your ideas! Hi, is it possible to create the superia or c?
Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like. You are commenting using your WordPress.I really am. But certain annoying trends make me develop a Clint Eastwood-esque scowl. Pro H is one of the most versatile color films on the market, but it only seems to be used to achieve one look. Fujifilm Pro H is a speed color negative film meant for professional use in 35mm and medium format cameras.
It boasts an incredibly wide exposure latitude, extraordinarily fine grain, and a true-to-life color palette. In practice, the film performs incredibly well — the finer grain results in a kind of sharpness and resolution normally reserved for slower films. In medium format this film becomes even more impressive — the film takes on a silky-smooth, ultra high resolution look that represents the best of modern film photography.
The wide exposure latitude afforded by Fuji Pro H makes this sharpness and resolution available in almost any lighting situation. Under-exposure latitude bottoms out at a respectable two stops under, but its over-exposure latitude can reach beyond even four or five stops over.
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This also means that they can shoot freely, as they can make artistic exposure decisions without the immediate threat of crushed shadows or blown highlights. But while Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro H is incredibly sharp and easy to use, its most distinctive trait by far is its color palette. The color balance of Pro H is remarkably neutral across the board with an added depth to blue and green.
Not only does its accuracy result in a subtler, more nuanced look compared to other professional color negative films, but it also offers a more flexible base for color editing. Skin tones are particularly interesting on Fuji Pro H. Whilst films like Kodak Ektarand to a lesser extent Kodak Portratend to bring out warm orange and red in skin, Pro H instead elects for a colder skin tone.
Depending on the subject, this can either make their skin look smooth and natural or devoid of all blood. Skin tone quirks aside, Fuji Pro H is a malleable, versatile, and reliable film fit for both professional and casual usage. It delivers a beautiful, yet accurate look that flirts with digital cleanliness while offering that signature tonal gradation that makes film the great medium it is.
As far as color negative emulsions go, Fuji ProH is one of the best, if not certainly the most versatile. The color palette lightens up considerably and shifts more towards pastel. This specific usage of ProH is popular among wedding photographers looking to add a certain lightness to their photos, as well as enterprising Instagrammers looking for a specific visual signature.
Social media and the internet in general has a tendency to make us reduce things, people, and ideas into caricatures of themselves, caricatures which we unfortunately confuse for their entire being. Fuji Pro H, among other things in our hobby, is a victim of that phenomenon. Yes, Fuji ProH can do the bright wedding look and the hip instagram film lifestyle shot, but it can also serve as a wonderful landscape film, can work as a great street photography tool owing to its stellar exposure latitude and detail rendition, and can single handedly improve the performance of even the dinkiest point-and-shoot camera.
Josh Solomon is a freelance writer and touring bassist living in Los Angeles. He has an affinity for all things analog.