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My name is Ritchie Roesch and I live near Phoenix, Arizona. I’ve been a part-time and hobby photographer for over two decades. I studied photography in college under June Van Cleef. I started off using 35mm film, and I’ve been shooting digital for nearly 15 years now. Currently, I’m a full-time photographer, blogger, and app developer.

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-T5, etc. If that sounds interesting to you, I invite you to follow this blog and check back frequently.

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73 comments

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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.

    • 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!

    • Ritchie Roesch · March 8, 2019

      You are welcome! Glad you found some useful articles. I appreciate your kind words!

  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!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 22, 2019

      You are very welcome! I appreciate your feedback!

  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.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 21, 2019

      You are welcome! Glad that you found the recipes useful.

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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

  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.

    • 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 😀 thanks this is great 👏👏👏👏👏

  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!

    • Ritchie Roesch · July 18, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for letting me know!

  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. 🙂 keep doing what you love. Thanks for the simulations and inspiration!

    Cheers,

    Avner

    • 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

  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!

    • 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!

    • 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.

      • Ritchie Roesch · November 10, 2020

        Awesome!

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  19. Evan · February 25, 2021

    Really like these amazing recipes. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 25, 2021

      I appreciate your encouragement so much!

  20. David J. · April 21, 2021

    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.

    • Ritchie Roesch · April 26, 2021

      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, 2021

    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?

    Cheers!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 11, 2021

      What phone do you have?

      • NicolasPetton · May 11, 2021

        A good old-fashioned landline 😀

        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.

      • Ritchie Roesch · May 12, 2021

        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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  28. Marek · January 19, 2022

    Hi Ritchie, as my favorite recipe is Kodachrome 1, I just saw today a movie from 2018, Kodachrome. You probably have already seen it, but if not, it is really a great movie. And btw, thanks for all your great work here.

    • Ritchie Roesch · January 19, 2022

      I’ve wanted to watch the movie, but I haven’t yet done so. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  30. R4kSo · September 24, 2022

    Thank you, I am trying some of your recipes and they’re so good to start. Maybe later we’ll adapt them.

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  33. Jesse Coker · February 2

    Hi Ritchie, I’m new to film simulations and have a GFX 100s. My favorite recipe of yours so far has been the Kodachrome 25 – of course not compatible with my camera. Are there any general rules or tweaks for achieving this look I can try? Many thanks for your work.

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 2

      I’ve never used a GFX100S (it’s well outside of my budget), but I do have some limited experience with GFX. The Kodachrome 25 recipe should be compatible with your camera; however, the rendering will be slightly different. From what I understand, you can expect slightly brighter shadows, and a +0.5 Shadow adjustment (set Shadow to 0 instead of -0.5) will fix it. I understand that color rendering is also slightly different, but only subtly, and there’s not really anything to do about it, and it’s not enough to be concerned about, I don’t think. I hope this helps!

      • Jesse Coker · February 3

        Ritchie thanks very much for the thoughtful and detailed reply. I assume then that I can apply this same tweak to other recipes for the X-trans iv sensor. Can similar rules apply to recipes for other sensors if I’d like to use them with my GFX?

      • Ritchie Roesch · February 3

        Yes, try X-Trans IV recipes. For those recipes intended for the X-T3/X-T30, additionally you’ll need to set Color Chrome FX Blue to Off, Clarity to 0, and choose a Grain size. For X-Trans III recipes, you’ll have to (on top of the other X-T3/X-T30 adjustments) set Color Chrome Effect to Off.

  34. Sedat Cem Akarcali · February 12

    Hi Ritchie,

    Hope you are fıne. First of all, thank you for the most beautiful fuji recipes. I just wanted to ask if there is any possibility for me to use my purchased app fujixweekly on android and IOS. Recently I moved from android to IOS. Please let me know if you can give me a new code or something to activate on IOS.

    Thank you

    Best wishes

  35. darren · March 8

    Hello fromDublin, Ireland. Loving the blog and all the time and effort you put into it for us Fuji users.

  36. jens · April 23

    Hi Ritchie, super thank you. I implemented your information.
    Information about my HP. Jens.

  37. Connie · September 26

    I love your recipes for my XT4. My favorite is Kodachrome 64. Quite often I will switch between the recipes. When I view them on my camera and on Lightroom I can’t tell what I used. Any hints?
    Thanks

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 26

      I don’t have any hints, unfortunately. Sorry. If you go back to the images on the camera, you can display the settings used, which will give you a very good clue which Recipe was used for that picture. But Fujifilm doesn’t record the custom C1-C7 name in the EXIF anywhere. Would be nice if they did, though.

    • Igor · October 1

      Well, I like switching between the recipes and I have been using the following trick:
      I always have a small set of cards with numbers printed from C1 to C7. So every time I switch to another recipe, I just make a shot of a piece of paper with the corresponding number. That’s it. When I copy/move my pictures to the computer I always know which recipe I have used.

      Even more than that, I create folders with the real names of recipes and not like C1 or C7 since every time it can be another recipe.
      The folder name can look like 2023-01-10_Kodachrome 64_Milan.

      • Ritchie Roesch · October 2

        👍😀

        Thanks for sharing this tip!

  38. Vadym Varfolomeiev · 8 Days Ago

    Thanks Ritchie for a great post, but I’ll add my opinion… ✌️
    Photography is an art that has a soul in every frame, and no artificial intelligence can convey all the beauty, all the emotions, the atmosphere of the events created by the photographer. So no matter how hard you try to create recipes for modeling films with the help of artificial intelligence, you will not get a masterpiece. Likewise with the generated images that pseudo photographers are currently posting on their social networks, these are disgusting and soulless works that have nothing to do with art! Only a person can create true beauty!

    • Ritchie Roesch · 8 Days Ago

      I completely agree with this assessment. Yes, a machine can make “art”-like things, but without a soul is it really art? What could it possibly speak of the human experience? Thanks for the input!

  39. Igor · 7 Days Ago

    Gentlemen,

    I am sorry about what I am going to say, but this is the unfortunate truth.

    Do you remember all the discussions about chess and human beings?
    I was a chess master, so I remember it very well. Is it possible that a computer would be able to play better than a human being?
    Alas, it has happened. Today, even a smartphone chess program is playing better than most masters.

    The speed of development and improvement of AI is absolutely fantastic!
    Even today, AI makes much fewer mistakes in the estimation of X-ray pictures than even experienced doctors. Why? The doctor keeps in his head a few thousand X-ray examples, while AI learned millions and millions.

    Even today AI can write code much faster than the best programmer and soon this profession is going to disappear. I am a computer professional and I know what I am talking about.

    Don’t you think that in a short time, we will not be able to distinguish a photo made by a man or created by AI? Yes, today it looks ridiculous, I mean what we see on the internet, but AI has been learning and improving all the time.

    Vadym has written about art and masterpieces. Well, it sounds good.
    But what about movies? The actors, have their unrepeatable human soul playing roles and we believe in their emotions. They use different ways and techniques in order to come into a special state. Correctly?
    Well, find an interview with one of the best and my favorite actors Anthony Hopkins. He is a great actor and a big cynic.
    He said, that his profession is just a simulation of human emotions and this is exactly what he has learned to do! (This is not a quote!)
    There is no place for imagining, no soul or heavy inside working and thoughts, but just simulation.

    I remember how we were laughing at computer translation from one language to another. It was 15 years ago. Yeah, it is not perfect yet even today, but even without AI it has become better from day to day.

    I am sure, unfortunately, that AI will occupy a lot of fields including music, art, novels, poetry, photos, etc. It will take some time, but not too much. But I do not think it is going to be a problem. For the next generation, it will be absolutely normal since they will have it from their childhood like they have smartphones in their baby cradle.
    The famous French writer Jean Paul Sartre said, that it is possible to live even in hell if you were born there.

    So if you think that the AI will not be able to create real photos just because it has no soul, sorry, this is an illusion.

    • Ritchie Roesch · 7 Days Ago

      I guess the question, when it comes to art, if it was thoughtless and soulless… just algorithmic calculations from a machine… is it “worth” anything? That might mean financially, but also emotionally. Maybe I’m naive, but I would think, once the initially novelty of “I can’t believe this is AI” has worn off, the answer is that there’s not much value in it. AI might be great for math and science applications (although ChatGPT seems to be dishonest, so I hope the trustworthiness can be corrected), but for things that are more nuanced, more emotionally-based, I cannot imagine a world where machines rule that, nor do I wish to be a part of such a world. It sounds like a real nightmare, or really bad science-fiction. Maybe the next generations will be born in “hell” as Jean said, but I don’t think that’s something we should wish upon them or hope for them.

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