I took my Fujifilm X-H1 to downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, loaded with my Kodak Gold 200 film simulation recipe, to do some urban photography. Attached to the camera was a Fujinon 18mm f/2 lens, which I find to be a good focal-length for cityscape and street images.
Kodak Gold, which was introduced in the late-1980’s and is still around today, is a general purpose color negative film. It was originally called Kodacolor VR-G, then Kodacolor Gold, and finally Gold. It replaced Kodacolor VR. While the film has been improved a few times over the years, it still looks pretty much the same today as it did in the 1980’s. My film simulation recipe is an approximation of Kodak Gold for Fujifilm X-Trans III plus the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras.
For those following the SOOC video series, Kodak Gold 200 is the current recipe-of-the-month. Fujifilm X-Photographer Nathalie Boucry and I will be discussing this recipe, including showcasing your pictures captured with it, in the next episode. We’re taking January off, so the next video, which will be Episode 01 of Season 02, will be on February 10th. Be sure to mark your calendar! Since there’s extra time to shoot with this recipe, we’d like to show two of your pictures in the next episode, captured in different light situations and/or of different subjects. Upload your pictures here to be featured in the next video!
In the meantime, this article is a photoessay of five photographs captured in downtown Salt Lake City with a Fujifilm X-H1 using the Kodak Gold 200 film simulation recipe. Enjoy!
Find this film simulation recipe and 200 more on the Fuji X Weekly — Film Recipes App!
I’m very intrigued by your app and have just downloaded it to have a closer look. Thank you for sharing!
I hope that you find it useful to your photography!
Funny enough, I’m beginning digitizing some film from a photographer that lived in the salt lake city area in the late 50’s and into the early 60’s.
I’ve even found some(heavily degraded) photos of what appears to have been tornado damage in 1963.
Oh, yeah! Little known fact is that Salt Lake City does get tornados, although it’s very rare and they are usually F0-F1. One touched down near our (old) house when we first moved here, and we had a little damage to our property. Only one person has ever died, and that was in 1999. They’re rare, but they do happen.