Creative Collective 022: FXW Zine — Issue 08 — July 2022

The eighth issue of FXW Zine is out, and if you are a Fuji X Weekly Creative Collective subscriber, you can download it now!

What’s in the July issue? The cover story is A Whale of a Tale, which is a photoessay of a recent whale-watching boat excursion, as captured with a Fujifilm X100V using the Kodak Tri-X 400 Film Simulation Recipe. There are a total of 28 photographs this month, including the cover image (above). I hope that you find it enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring!

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  1. franklin773e68316a · July 3

    Try as I may, I have even less hits when shooting BW, are there certain “must knows” for it? Like shoot at a higher aperature then say 1.4? Underexpose? Slower shutter speed? Its so annoying. In color I may get 8 hits out of every 300 shots, in BW its like 3 out of 300.

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 6

      I would recommend this book:

      With B&W, you have to think in grey, and look for light, tones, and shapes.

      As far as the aperture, I personally almost never shoot “wide open” and most often use between f/4 and f/11, which for most lenses is where the optimal optical quality is found. Everyone’s style is different, though.

      • franklin773e68316a · July 6

        Hey, the author is from my state! Might have to check it out. I’ve been meaning to buy my first photography book but so many options…

      • Ritchie Roesch · July 7

        It’s a great book, worth reading cover-to-cover.

  2. Eddie Gonzalez · August 8

    Absolutely love the photo through the window. So many layers to explore. I love the Tri-X 400 recipe; it’s custom #1 on my X-Pro3.

    • Ritchie Roesch · August 11

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your kindness! Kodak Tri-X 400 is my personal favorite recipe. 🙂

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