A couple days ago Serr (Instagram, YouTube) dropped an incredible video, called Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipes that will make you stop shooting RAW II. If you haven’t seen it, I included it above—I promise that it’s worth your time and you won’t be disappointed. I was blown away by it! Serr has some impressive video and photography skills, and they’re on full display in this feature. In other words, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now!
The Film Simulation Recipes mentioned in the video are:
Kodak Ektar 100
Also, if you missed the first installment of this video series, you can watch it below.
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Clickbait video title.
Most accurately, it should say, “Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipes That Made Me Stop Shooting RAW”. Or maybe, “Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipes That Might Make You Stop Shooting RAW” since it’s up to the viewer to decide if it is convincing enough for them to stop shooting RAW or not. Nevertheless, the video is really good.
I always shoot RAW + JPEG. I think shooting JPEG only is like throwing away the film negative once you make a print.
For the first decade or so of shooting film, I kept the negatives. I have a box full of them in the garage. The second decade I didn’t keep them (since I had scans), and I don’t miss them. I have considered getting the old negatives scanned so that I can trash them, since they’re just taking up space. I’d much rather them be on a hard drive and/or cloud drive than in a box in the garage, but high quality scans are just so expensive…..
Scans of negatives are ok. Better than a scan of a print. FYI. I still shoot 35mm film and still makes scans but only for posting online. I have all my negatives from the 1980s
Wow! Do you print from them sometimes? That’s where having the negatives would be beneficial, but for myself I haven’t printed from a negative in years. If I had my own darkroom I probably would, though.
Most of my negatives are from the 1980s; before affordable home digital scanners were a thing. I’m talking about maybe a roll of 35mm a month between 1988 and 2000. If there was a way to efficiently and affordably scan them all at archival quality I might let go.
That’s my issue, too. I have so many negatives and especially slides (late 1990’s through roughly 2009) that I need scanned, but it’s so expensive or (if I were to do it myself) time consuming, that I just don’t do it.