This might be a rant. Towards Fuji. But I have overcome the moment of having feelings about this. My X-H1 has a broken USB-port. It cannot get connection to my computer and thus to X-RAW Studio anymore. I guess I have had my share of experimenting with the film simulations. It is very unfortunate, that the X-RAW Studio is dependant of the camera. And so eventually there comes a time when the X-RAW Studio becomes useless.
I primarily use Capture One for post processing. But I love that my camera can produce beautiful JPEGs SOOC. I can still tune the looks in-camera, but is is a burden compared to the possibility to test different settings in X-RAW -studio.
Short sigh. Life goes on. And maybe I can afford a new camera at some point.
My in-camera film simulations are based on my previous experience and I have mostly now shot photos with Astia. It just looks so good with different subjects, were it nature, urban or people related. Astia is also a film simulation that can be tweaked to many different looks, though I mostly use only one setup with it.
Now, back to Capture One…
My daughter recently looked through some of the photos I took of her riding and said “now the photos look good”. What had changed? I forgot to change to some neutral film simulation and used Velvia for the photos.
Continue reading Velvia as a portrait film(simulation) – a study
Small but not insignificant update 11.2.2020: I made a neutral color version of my P160 -style. It is included in the package You can download from the link of this page.
My journey with Capture One Pro started because I wanted to have more different looks available than what I had in my Fujifilm camera.
The film simulations available in Fuji cameras are very beautiful and very “finished”. What I mean with finished is that they are balanced in appearance and thus appeal to wide audience and they don’t look like gimmicks as many “filters” do. They also set a very high standard for my kind of people who wants to make own styles with Capture One.
Continue reading My favorite styles and my new in-camera film simulations (updated 11.2.2020)
If You like me live in a city and work during daylight hours and have to be “out” at times when there is no natural light You either don’t photograph or have to settle for scenes with artificial light. But the look of these scenes photographed usually look a lot blander than what You see them to be. For me it is a call for a new style.
Continue reading Velvia -style for city nights
This time I have made some styles that specifically require the Fujifilm -version of Capture One.
Continue reading My styles based on Fujifilm -curves for Capture One
In X-H1 there are seven slots in-camera to store film simulation settings. That should be plenty and I see that some Fuji camera users have found their “look” and can happily live with even two or three different film simulation settings.
Continue reading My in-camera Film Simulation settings
My take on Fuji’s Pro Neg High film simulation is that this is the most Premium of the film simulations. It’s neutral and it looks good. No, there are places for more saturated film simulations, but again and again I think if I REALLY had to be satisfied with only one film simulation, I couldn’t choose the others over this one.
Continue reading Pro Neg High film simulation
At first, after I had bought my Fuji X-H1, I thought the Astia film simulation is useless to me. It wasn’t as interesting in nature photography as Velvia, and it was quite heavy on colors to be used in photographs that included people or our white horse where the Pro Neg High film simulation was spot on.
After getting to know with photos taken with different films, I found that I wanted to tweak the film simulations more towards some of my favorite films. I began to like three different films, of which one was Kodak’s Vision3 500 ISO tungsten film (goes also by the name Cinestill 800). No, I don’t like the tungsten color balance in that film, but the look, when color corrected, got me deep. I was obsessed with the idea of getting the look with my digital photos. That time i tried again Astia, if it could at some settings offer the look I was after. Astia, after all, had strong colors, as the Vision3 film, but it was too saturated and too contrasty. No, I didn’t manage to tweak Astia that far, but in the meantime I found I liked a lot of a version of Astia that had it’s saturation and contrast tuned down. So I ended with this film simulation setting presented here.
Continue reading Astia film simulation
This film simulation is more of a theoretical one for me, as I do not take much portraits and if I do, they won’t be in B&W.
Continue reading Acros portrait film simulation and Capture One style
All the merit for this particular film simulation setting goes to Kevin Mullins that calls this setting “Padilla” after Darcy Padilla. You can check Kevin’s thoughts and photos taken with this setting in his site https://f16.click/tips/fujifilm-jpeg-settings.html
Why posting about the same simulation setting then? I want to list in my blog the simulations I like and use and give some more photos to show how the setting looks like.
Continue reading Monochrome+R film simulation