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My name is Ritchie Roesch and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve been a part-time and hobby photographer for two decades. I studied photography in college under June Van Cleef. I started off using 35mm film, and I’ve been shooting digital for over 12 years now. I’m not a pro, but I wouldn’t call myself an amateur, either.

Fuji X Weekly is a photography blog dedicated to all things Fujifilm. It’s an online journal where I talk about my experiences and opinions. Yes, it’s me talking about my cameras, which are all Fujifilm X series cameras, such as the X-E4, X100V, X-T30, X-T1, etc. If that sounds interesting to you, I invite you to follow this blog and check back frequently.

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  2. love your work on film simulations. thanks for big inspo, playing with my xt3 and my upcoming back up xt30. ive been a fuji user since day 1 but i had to go away from fuji cause the lack of mp that i needed for work which got me using nikon d810 which i love also, but glad to be back as 26mp is good enough for my paying customers.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · March 1, 2019

      Glad that you like the film simulation recipes! Thank you for commenting!


  3. thehanoichamomile · March 8, 2019

    Hi Ritchie!
    This is Kira from Vietnam. Just switched from Sony to Fujifilm and was a bit struggled with color setting, but then found out your blog through searching “fujifilm” through wordpress reader. I’ve skimmed all of your film recipe and find it very useful! Gonna read again and try out with my new X-T20.
    Thank you so much!

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  4. Lorenzo · May 22, 2019

    Hi Ritchie! This is Lorenzo from Rome. I started shooting with a Fuji camera, the X-20, some years ago. Today I have the X-E1 which I use mostly with my old Nikon lens and the XT-20. Thank you very much for your film simulation recipes. It’s like going back in time when I was a student in the 70s with my beloved Nikkormat.

    Thank you vert much!

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  5. Anna · June 21, 2019

    Greetings from Poland. Thank you for your work and sharing it. I’m starting my adventure with your recipes. I chose Kodakchrome II, Vintage Kodakchrome, Agfa Optima and Ilford HP5 Plus for my XT2.

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  7. Janice · August 6, 2019

    Awesome blog, i was recommended this by another photographer, i’m keen to try out the Film Simulation Challenge! Keep up the great work on this blog

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  8. The Fuji Guy (@TheFujiGuy) · November 9, 2019

    Just chanced upon your site and love your film simulation recipes. I have worked at Fujifilm for nearly 30 years and have been shooting for at least 50. Your attention to detail and to colour science is to be commended.

    Keep up the good work. Would love to see a Reala recipe here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · November 9, 2019

      I appreciate your feedback and encouragement! I will see if I can create a Reala recipe for you.


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  11. Toby · May 26, 2020

    This is a really cool idea I’m definitely gunna give this a go ! I’m a new fujifilm owner coming from full frame and love my xT20 πŸ˜€ thanks this is great πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  12. Jeroen Krol · May 26, 2020

    Very nice profiles. And all your hard work is really appreciated!

    Is there aby way on an X-T3 to store the WB in a custom setting as well?
    If not, how do you apply the WB shift for different custom settings? Memorize them?


    • Ritchie Roesch · May 27, 2020

      No, unfortunately. Memorize them or add them to the name of the custom setting. The X-Pro3, X100V and X-T4 are the only Fujifilm cameras that can save white balance shifts.


  13. Michael Martin · July 17, 2020

    Hi Ritchie! I’m new to Fujifilm, and just a hobbyist/enthusiast. I just want to give a big thank you to you and your blog. You’ve made shooting so much more enjoyable and engaging with all the work that you’ve shared!


  14. avnerwesten · July 21, 2020

    Hi Ritchie. Avner here from the Netherlands. I came across your website and found your articles really inspiring and the simulations super useful! Therefore I donated $5. πŸ™‚ keep doing what you love. Thanks for the simulations and inspiration!




    • Ritchie Roesch · July 21, 2020

      Thank you! I appreciate your kind words of encouragement! Thank you for your support!


  15. monkroad · September 3, 2020

    really like it

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  16. Duy · October 14, 2020

    Hey! I recently got the Fuji X-T3, and one of my biggest excitements for it was that I would be able to run film simulations on it! However, this is literally my first time on Fuji and I barely know how to navigate the menu system let alone being able to make a film simulation at all! I’ve tried to copy some film simulations, and I know that the closest camera I could copy from is the X-T30. I saw some settings on your recipes that I didn’t know how to replicate? I also wanted to create multiple film simulations but some of them use the same white balance but different Blue/Red shifts. Are there any videos or resources online where this process could be made easier? Also, can I only copy the recipes from the X-T30 or could I use the X100V as well? They’re listed under the same sensor I think, so I really don’t know. I’ve been following your page for so long leading up to the purchase of my camera, and it would be so great if you could help me try to learn how to do your recipes!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · October 14, 2020

      Thanks for commenting!
      The X-T30 recipes are the ones that you want to use on your X-T3. There are a couple of X100V recipes that you can use, too, but only a couple (even though the cameras have the same sensor, they don’t have the same JPEG options). The X-Trans III recipes (X100F, X-T20, X-Pro2) are also compatible.
      Look in the menu for “Edit/Save Custom Settings” and in there you’ll be able to save 7 presets that you can later access through the Q menu. Unfortunately you cannot save the white balance shift, and that will have to be adjusted each time that you change the preset (except that the camera will remember one shift for each white balance, so if your presets use different white balances, you won’t have to adjust the shift).
      I hope that this all makes sense. Let me know if it doesn’t.


  17. Arthur · November 6, 2020

    Hi Ritchie, greeting from China. Really impressive works of yours! My first camera is X-T20, I use Lightroom to do all the image-processing where film simulation cannot be applied on RAW. Gradually, I kinda don’t feel like going out and shouting anymore, but after reading your blogs, I re-aroused my passion for capturing the color of life. Can’t wait to go outside and shoot something! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Ritchie Roesch · November 8, 2020

      You are welcome! Thank you for letting me know. Which recipe is your favorite?


      • Arthur · November 9, 2020

        This is hard to choose, but I think I’ll go with Classic Chrome. It has a really good performance under sunny days.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · November 10, 2020



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  19. Evan · February 25

    Really like these amazing recipes. Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. David J. · April 21

    Great website! I’ve been shooting Fuji for a couple years now and this opened a whole other perspective on what the camera can do. Super cool. Thanks for all your hard work.

    One question that I couldn’t figure out after going through your site… Since some of the simulations have exposure adjustments, is the intention that I shoot with the camera in automatic, or semi-automatic mode? In general what do you use to adjust exposure when shooting yourself? In the past I’ve dialed in an ISO I was comfortable with based on available light and then adjusted exposure via aperture and shutter manually.

    Does using the exposure dial do anything to effect the actual character of the image? Or is this your way of suggesting how to expose to create the look? For instance… +1 on your simulation = this film has a slightly overexposed look when metered at its box speed compared to what Fuji’s meter would do in automatic.

    If I missed something or you’ve already responded to a similar question, please feel free to just point me in that direction. Sorry if my question is confusing.

    Thanks again for the awesome site.

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    • Ritchie Roesch · April 26

      I appreciate you kind words!

      Most people use some sort of auto or semi-auto shooting mode; I shoot manual myself sometimes, but most often it’s Aperture Priority, because that’s what often works for me. So I use the exposure compensation dial. But for manual, it’s simply adding a little more or less (depending on the recipe) exposure to whatever the meter says. Many of the recipes look good with a little extra exposure over what the meter in the camera thinks it should be, and a few with less exposure than what the meter thinks. But, with that said, each picture should be evaluated on its own merits, because the light can be different, so the “typical exposure compensation” is simply meant to be a starting point to get you in the right direction, and not a hard-and-fast rule. I hope this helps!


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  22. NicolasPetton · May 11

    Hi Richie!

    I would like to become a patron to support your amazing work (and get access to the patron-only recipes as well :-)), but unfortunately I do not have an android or ios phone.

    Is there another way to become a patron and get access to the recipes?


    Liked by 1 person

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 11

      What phone do you have?


      • NicolasPetton · May 11

        A good old-fashioned landline πŸ˜€

        I’d be perfectly happy to become a patron if the recipes were accessible in any other way, like a newsletter, or direct links to recipe pages.

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      • Ritchie Roesch · May 12

        I tried emailing you, but it came back undelivered. My email address is roeschphotography@yahoo.com. Send me a message and we’ll work this out.


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