I was lucky enough to have a visit to Tenby in West Wales recently, and decided to take the opportunity to take photos of the area and try out a new Fujifilm film simulation recipe I designed. The idea of these “recipes” is to get the image to a point, in camera, where little to no editing is required to achieve the look you want. Here is MGA Classic Pro.
Based on ProNeg Std, I knew I wanted a colour profile with a natural look. Something that could be used for everyday use, and give a lovely look without needed to edit the photo. I took these photos over a number of days, and the weather changed from sunny, to cloudy, to raining and back again on numerous occasions, so there’s plenty of examples of its look. And what better place to take stunning photographs than Tenby and area (we also took in Laugharne and Saundersfoot).
As well as enjoy the location and try out a new recipe, I also took the time to extensively experiment with a new focusing mode that I have been using recently. More on this will be in a future update, but needless to say, of the 306 photos I took during this time, not one missed focus, and the camera was even handed over to my wife, and she was impressed with its abilities!
Anyway, enough of the technical mumbo-jumbo, here are the images taken with the Fujifilm X-T3 and XC15-45mm lens. This is my preferred day-trip set-up, as it’s light and versatile! I actually fell during this shoot, and my lens (and camera) disappeared under the sand. For a while, the lens would only focus with the outside ring (slow zoom), but thankfully, it now works again! Phew!
This is exactly the look that I have been looking for. Natural, yet classic. It’s only a subtle tweak to ProNeg Std, but I think its made such a difference. To my eyes, the colours are as I seen them, the reds in particular are perfect!
Here is the recipe. It’s suitable for X-T3 and up, although it should look good on most X-Trans sensors.
Push/Pull (Exposure): 0
Dynamic Range: DR200
Film Simulation: ProNeg Std
Grain Effect: Off
Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
White Balance: Auto
WB Shift: R: 2 B: 1
Highlight Tone: –2
Shadow Tone: -1
Noise Reduction: 0
As usual, I hope you enjoy the images, and in this case, I hope you find the recipe useful if you are a Fujifilm photographer!