The Fuji X Weekly app is free, yet becoming a Fuji X Weekly Patron unlocks the best app experience! One benefit of being a Patron is you get early access to some new film simulation recipes. These early-access recipes will eventually become available free to everyone in time, including this new one. In fact, a few of the original early-access recipes have been publicly published on this blog and the app, so everyone can now use them. Patrons help support Fuji X Weekly and, really, without them there would be no app. So I want to give a special “thank you” to all of the Patrons!
This particular recipe is one that I’m especially excited for! I was tasked to create some settings that mimic the aesthetic of Lisa Sorgini’s Behind Glass project, and I believe I got pretty close. I have no idea if Lisa shoots digital or film, and, if film, what film and process, but my suspicion is that it’s digital post-processed to have a vintage analog look. This recipe captures that aesthetic quite well. I call it Vintage Color.
What I like most about this “Vintage Color” recipe, and it was a great surprise when I discovered it, is that it’s pretty close to the aesthetic of famed Hudson River School painter Albert Bierstadt, particularly his Yosemite paintings. It may not mimic any specific film, but, no doubt about it, this is an artist’s recipe! I know that many of you will absolutely love it, and it will quickly become a fan favorite. It’s compatible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, X100V, X-T4, X-S10 and X-E4 cameras, and it replaces Fujicolor Negative, which was a Patron early-access recipe, but is now available to everyone!
If you are a Fuji X Weekly Patron, it’s available to you right now on the app!
Example photographs captured using this “Vintage Color” film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:
This simulation has a good feel to it, especially for the landscape examples you are showing.
Thanks so much! I personally really love it. I appreciate the comment!
Apparently the app isn’t compatible with my Motorola Android phone, even though I have the latest update on it.
Is there an alternative?
I take it you got it worked out?
Ritchie, thank you for producing the weekly newsletter.
I appreciate it and I am a patron.
You are welcome! I appreciate your support !
Anything for xt30?
There are currently two Patron early-access recipes on the app: Porto 200 and Kodak Portra 400 v2. I’m hoping that those two will be replaced by two others soon, which are in the works.
tried same parameters but with 7700k on xt30.
feeling something’s missing. XD
Probably Color Chrome FX Blue and Clarity. Hopefully Fujifilm listens and adds those features to the X-T30 before moving onto X-Trans V next year.
When will this become available for non app payers….???
I don’t know exactly when, but it definitely will at some point in the coming months.
I hope sooner than later, it looks awesome.
I appreciate it!
Almost a half year has gone, is this still only for Patreon users ?
Yes! There are others that are even longer. Porto 200 just became available, and it was Patron-only for almost a year. It will eventually become free for everyone, but it’s not always a quick thing.