I published my first YouTube video in nearly two years!! I had been using my channel for the SOOC Live broadcasts, but since it has its own location now, I decided to revive the Fuji X Weekly YouTube channel by returning to my previous content style. I plan to upload new videos fairly regularly; be sure to follow me so that you don’t miss anything.
In my first video in over 23 months, I talk about using ChatGPT to make an AI Film Simulation Recipe, and I compare it to my own Recipe. The video is below, so check it out if you haven’t watched it yet!
There’s a companion article for the video, which also happens to include two new Film Simulation Recipes, that you’ll want to check out as well (click here to read it). I really hope that you find both the article and video entertaining, enlightening, and helpful.
In other news, I completely missed that Fuji X Weekly was mentioned in a Wired article! Back in March, when discussing the Fujifilm X-T5, Wired.com stated, “I happen to like the old film stock recipes that Ritchie Roesch of Fuji X Weekly makes available.” Yesterday, Wired republished a translation of the article on their Japan website, and said, “I personally like the old film recipes published on the blog Fuji X Weekly.” Wow! Those are major shoutouts!
What about the pictures in this article? What do they have to do with anything?
Yesterday afternoon I grabbed my Fujifilm X-E4 with the Fujinon 35mm f/2 attached, programmed the Fujicolor Pro 400H Film Simulation Recipe into C1, and walked around the block. Even if you don’t think your neighborhood is particularly photogenic, I would encourage you to grab your camera today, and just walk once around your block, keeping an eye out for picture opportunities. This is a great photographic exercise! Oh, and there might even be physical and mental health benefits, too, so there’s that. Anyway, athletes and musicians constantly practice, and I think photographers should do the same. You’ll only get better the more you use your camera, so, if you can, make sure that you get out and use your camera sometime today.