This page, which I’ve titled Development, is where you’ll find posts that might make you a better photographer. This is Fuji X Weekly U, if you will. This is where you’ll find How-To articles, opinion pieces, and photography challenges. My intention is to expand this so that it’s a valuable resource to you. I hope that you find something helpful here. So grab a cup of coffee, perhaps a notebook, and enjoy!


7 Tips to Get The Film Look
5 Tips For Fall Foliage Photography
5 Tips To Become A Better Photographer
5 Tips For Photographing Grand Teton National Park
Add Texture To Your In-Camera JPEGs
Understand Acros Film Simulation Options
Use Vintage Lenses
7 Cheap & Easy Camera Hacks
Capture Family Photos
Add “Light Leaks” with Page Markers
Turn Daylight Into Blue Hour
Aspect Ratios
White Balance Shift
White Balance Shift for B&W
Add Film Simulation Recipes to Your Camera


Photographic Vision
The Artist Photographer
What Separates Great Photographers From Good Photographers
Stealing Inspiration
When Does ISO Matter?
Why Bokeh Is Overrated
Digital is Disposable

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  1. Drew · February 25, 2021

    Recently stumbled across your site and I love that you have film simulations for such a wide range. As someone who is new to Fuji mirrorless (just purchased an XT4 and 16-55 2.8) what simulation would you say works best in terms of food photography? Keep up the awesome work you have put in. Not sure about others but this site is like a goldmine to me.

    • Ritchie Roesch · February 25, 2021

      I’m glad that you found the website! A lot depends on the lighting and exact look you are after. Maybe one of the Superia recipes or Kodachrome 64 is what comes to my mind. I hope this is helpful!

  2. Cris · September 3, 2021

    Hello! I have a question: I normally shoot with my X cameras (and GFX) in RAW+JPEG and I wanted to know if you have presets with the setting of the recipes or if you know a way to use these into creating presets in LR. That way I can have the dynamic range and flexibility of a RAW file but can then turn my images into film stock 🙂 that’d be amazing.
    I just found your site and I am beyond delighted with the work you’ve put into these simulations!

    • Ritchie Roesch · September 4, 2021

      I don’t have any Lightroom presets. I looked into creating them (partnering with a top photo-software guru) but there are a lot of complications, and it just didn’t work out. Lightroom will apply some of the JPEG settings to the RAW, but not all, so you have to fill in the gaps yourself, unfortunately. I appreciate your kind words!

  3. Mikayla · May 5

    Recently found your website & haven’t been able to stay off it! Learning a lot about my recent purchase X-T4. Just a question, can you get the ‘film grain’ effect on movie mode? I love your film simulation recipe ‘Bright Kodak’ but can’t seem to get the same grain effect on movie mode! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 8

      Hi! Unfortunately, some settings aren’t available in video mode, and Grain is one of them—I wish it was! Thanks for your kindness!

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