Elevating Your Street Photography with Fujifilm Film Simulation Recipes + 5 Recipes to Try Today!

Friendly Wave – Carlsbad, CA – Fujifilm X100V – “Kodachrome 64”

Street photography is a unique and challenging form of photography that requires a keen eye for detail, a sense of timing, and a deep understanding of light and composition. One of the best ways to elevate your street photography is by using Film Simulation Recipes, such as Kodachrome 64, on your Fujifilm camera. These recipes can help you quickly and easily achieve a specific look and feel in your photographs that can be more difficult to replicate with other techniques.

One of the key benefits of using Film Simulation Recipes is that they allow you to emulate the look and feel of traditional film stocks. The Kodachrome 64 recipe, for example, is known for its warm, saturated colors and high contrast, which can add a sense of nostalgia and emotional depth to your street images. By using this recipe, you can give your photos a vintage look that is both timeless and evocative.

SS At 35th – Phoenix, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Kodachrome 64”

Another benefit of using recipes on your Fujifilm camera is that they can help you achieve a more consistent aesthetic across your photos. This is especially important for street photographers who often work in rapidly changing light conditions. Using just one recipe over a series of pictures can ensure that your photos have a consistent color palette and tonal range, which can help to tie your photos together and give them a cohesive feel. With that said, it’s important to consider how to use recipes in a way that is true to your personal vision and style. While it can be tempting to simply use (for example) Kodachrome 64 with every exposure, it’s important to remember that each recipe has its own unique characteristics and should be used in a way that complements the subject and mood.

Also, it’s important to remember that Film Simulation Recipes are not a substitute for good technique and composition. While they can help to add a sense of style and character to your photos, they are not a magic bullet that can fix poor technique or composition. In order to achieve the best results, it’s important to combine the use of these recipes with good technical skills and an understanding of light and storytelling.

Going Out of Business – Prescott, AZ – Fujifilm X-T5 – “1970’s Summer

Using recipes with your Fujifilm camera can be a powerful tool for street photographers who want to add a unique and personal touch to their work. These recipes can help you quickly and easily achieve a specific look and feel in your photos. By combining the use of these recipes with good technique and composition, you can take your street photography to the next level and create truly stunning and evocative images.

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Downtown SLC Street Photography with Fujifilm X-T30 & Vintage Super-Takumar Lenses

Downtown Salt Lake City Street Photography

Walking Next To The Trax – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5

Earlier this week I was able to do some street and urban photography in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, with my Fujifilm X-T30. I had two vintage Asahi-Pentax lenses with me: a Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and a Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8. I mostly used the 28mm lens, as its focal-length is more ideal for this type of photography. As you already know if you follow the Fuji X Weekly blog, I really love pairing vintage lenses with my Fujifilm cameras. They go together like peanut butter and jelly! I have so much fun with it, and for whatever reason using vintage lenses seems especially appropriate for street photography.

I used my Kodachrome II recipe, with Color set to +2 on some images, for the color pictures in this series. The black-and-white photographs are my Acros Push-Process recipe, except I set Grain to Weak, Dynamic Range to DR400, and Highlight to +3 or +2, depending on the picture. I like to say that you can “season to taste” my different film simulation recipes; it’s something that I do. If a scene requires something to be adjusted a little different in order to create a stronger picture, I will not hesitate to do so. While my different film simulation recipes work well as-is in many circumstances, sometimes they need an adjustment to best fit the scene.

Downtown Salt Lake City is a great location for street and urban photography. It’s pretty safe. Parking is easy. Getting around is easy. It typically has just enough going on for interesting pictures, but not too much where it feels crowded. It’s large enough that you can’t do it justice in just one visit, but not too large where you might get lost. There’s interesting architecture and art. There are interesting people. Downtown Salt Lake City might not be the most idealistic street photography location, but it is nonetheless ideal in many ways.


Federal Traffic Signal – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Urban Sunshine – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


1st & 4th – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Man On Main – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


The Joy of Train Riding – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Rail Riders – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


35 Minute Parking – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


City Winter – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Urban Mailbox – SLC, UT – Fuji X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Every Style – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Table For One – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Old Business – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Urban American – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Planetarium Platform – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Climbing Aboard – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Electric City – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Tribune – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm f/3.5


Gateway Living – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8


Gateway – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30 & Asahi Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8

See also:
Downtown SLC Street Photography w/Fujifilm X-T30 & Fujinon 35mm f/2
Downtown SLC Street Photography w/Fujifilm X100F & Fujifilm XF10

Video: Street Photography with a Fujifilm X-T30 & Eterna

Take a look at Street Photography with a Fujifilm X-T30 & Eterna, which is the latest video from Fuji X Weekly! Last Sunday I shared with you the first video that Amanda and I worked on together, which featured footage and photographs captured using my Kodacolor film simulation recipe. This new video features footage and photographs captured using my Eterna film simulation recipe. The point of this video series is to demonstrate different film simulation recipes for video and still photography, but in a way that’s hopefully entertaining and perhaps even inspirational.

Unlike the last video, which had Amanda behind the video camera, I captured all of the footage for this one. While I was doing it, I did my best to think, “How would Amanda record this shot?” I didn’t do a particularly good job, though, but I did record a lot of content in hopes that there would be something usable. I employed my Fujifilm X-T30 with a Rokinon 12mm lens for both the video and stills. Amanda took all of it into editing software and somehow made this great video. Honestly, I don’t know how she did it. She really did an incredible job!

If you haven’t done so already, please visit the Fuji X Weekly YouTube channel. I invite you to subscribe. Feel free to like, comment and share. Over the coming weeks and months you can expect more video content to be added, thanks to the talents of my wonderful wife, Amanda.

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Street & Urban Photography – Downtown Boise, ID, with a Fujifilm X-T30


Bicycles Exempt – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm

I found myself last week in Boise, Idaho. I’d passed through Boise a couple of times before, staying overnight in a hotel traveling between Salt Lake City and Seattle. I’d seen very little of the city. This visit to Boise included a little longer stay and a chance to actually see the place, at least a little.

One thing I discovered is that downtown Boise is a very nice place! I had no idea. It’s colorful, clean and lively. It’s not as large as Salt Lake City’s downtown, which is no surprise as Boise is a smaller city, yet it feels large enough. There are interesting structures, green spaces, restaurants and local stores. It has plenty of character. It feels a little like a miniature Portland, minus some of the weirdness. It’s probably safer than Portland, too. This is to say that downtown Boise is much more interesting than I expected, and it was a pleasant visit.


Principal Property Pinnacle – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm

Unfortunately, I only had the opportunity to walk around a few blocks. I wanted to explore more, but I just didn’t have the time. Downtown Boise seems like a place where one could come to over and over for street and urban photographs. There seems to be plenty of photographic opportunities. Who would have thought? Not me. Even though it was a short visit, I’m glad that I discovered this unexpected gem. I hope to return soon for more photography.

I used a Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujinon 35mm f/2 lens for these photographs. Some people might say that the 50mm-equivalent focal length of the 35mm lens is not good for this type of photography, that a wide-angle lens is a much better choice. While I do like wide-angle lenses for street photography, the nifty-fifty can still be used effectively. Use what you have to the best of your abilities and you’ll be surprised at what you create.



We Recycle – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Steunenburg Statue – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


The Hart of Downtown – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Divergent Textures – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Aloft Windows – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm



Hidden Dome – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Capital Dome – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Colorful Alley – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Alley Trash – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Strolling Alone – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm


Boise Idaho – Boise, ID – Fujifilm X-T30 & 35mm

Salt Lake City Street Photography with a Fujifilm X-T30


Antithesis – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Last week I did a little photo walk in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. I’ve been itching lately to do more street and urban photography. Salt Lake City is a very nice and relatively safe downtown, making it an excellent location for this type of picture adventure. It’s not all that far from where I live, so I really need to get there with a camera more frequently.

The particular day and time of my visit turned out to be quiet. Sometimes downtown Salt Lake City is bustling and busy, and sometimes it is nearly dead. This was definitely one of those nearly dead times. On one hand it feels like you can take things at a slower pace and just absorb the atmosphere, but on the other hand there seems to be fewer photographic opportunities for street pictures. There are pluses and minuses.


Nearly Scraping – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

The number one subject that I encountered was the homeless. Like any urban area, there are homeless all over. It seems like Salt Lake City has more homeless than it should, but I think the generosity and compassion of folks in this region might make it seem favorable for those in that situation. I don’t want to dive too deeply into what could be a long rabbit hole regarding the homeless. I’ve talked with several. Had coffee with a couple. Given a car ride to one. It’s a sad problem with few, if any, good solutions. The status quo isn’t effective. There are people trying to help, and there is help for those who really want it. Some just don’t want help, even though they are clearly at rock bottom. I know that photographing the homeless is taboo for some. I would say that ignoring the plight isn’t helpful.

I used a Fujifilm X-T30 camera with a Fujinon 35mm f/2 lens attached to the front for these pictures. I’ve heard many people say that the 50mm-equivalent focal length of the lens isn’t ideal for street photography, but it all depends on how you use it. I appreciate that this setup is fairly small and lightweight, which does make it useful for this genre of picture-taking.


I Suppose It All Depends – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Crossing Main – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Flowers On Main – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Dripping Fountain – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Co. – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Urban Bicycling – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30


Green – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-T30

Guest Post: Japan Street Photography by Michael Lynn

Photo by Michael Lynn

My name is Michael Lynn and I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The only camera I use is my Fujifilm X100F, which I love! It makes street and travel photography more interesting. I prefer RAW because that’s how I learned. I shoot mostly with an aperture of f/8 or f/11, with the shutter usually 1/125 or faster, and the ISO set manually. I never use a flash.

About a month ago I had the opportunity to travel to Japan. I visited Tokyo and Kyoto, which is where I captured these photographs. To see more, please visit my website.

Photo by Michael Lynn

Photo by Michael Lynn

Photo by Michael Lynn

Phot by Michael Lynn

Thank you, Michael, for sharing!

Salt Lake City Street Photography with Fujifilm X100F & XF10


Salt Lake City Workday – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F

I had an adventure in Salt Lake City a couple of days ago. My family and I rode the FrontRunner commuter train into the city and then hopped on the TRAX light rail train to traverse downtown. I captured it all on my Fujifilm X100F and XF10 cameras. These two cameras are both great for this type of trip because they’re small and lightweight and yet are capable of fantastic image quality.

Street photography is something that I enjoy, but it’s only been over the last few years that I’ve really gotten into it. Urban landscape photography is something that I’ve done off and on for two decades. While they are two different genres, they’re very closely related and it’s not uncommon to do both simultaneously, which is what you see in this article. If time allowed I’d certainly find myself wandering urban areas more, camera in hand.

Downtown Salt Lake City is one of the nicer urban centers in America. It’s clean, safe, pedestrian friendly and full of shopping, dining, entertainment and educational opportunities. It’s a great place to spend a day! It’s a great place to walk around with a camera or two, capturing the urban life and urban sights. It seems that I always come away with at least a couple of great images. There are a few photographs in this article that I’m particularly happy with. I hope that you enjoy them! Oh, and be sure to check out the video at the end.



Upside-Down Frown – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Urbanhood – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Boarding Anonymous – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


White Shirt Train Riders – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Blue Line – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Joy Rider – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Uncompromising Photographer – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Library Basement Stairs – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Library Interior From Basement – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Bike By The Fountain – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Staircase Down – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Curve Down – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Salt Lake Urbanscape – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Light On The Floor – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F



M12 M2 – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Light Rail Curve – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


That I Can’t? – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Sisters On A Train – SLC, UT – X100F


Coming & Going Passengers – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Stop, Look & Listen – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Where The Train Bends – Fujifilm X100F


Overhead Wire – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Green To The Airport – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Evening Commuter Train – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


Autumn Downtown – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Autumn At City-County Building – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Caution – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Look Both Ways – Salt Lake City, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Dressed In Red – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Passerby Strangers – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10


FrontRunner Station – SLC, UT – Fujifilm XF10

I’m not a video guy, but I wanted to try out the video features of the XF10, so I recorded some footage and made a short video of this adventure:

First Street Photography Images With Fujifilm X-Pro2


Slow – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is a popular camera for street photography. It looks cool. It has a silent shutter (the electronic one, not the mechanical shutter). It’s weather sealed. It makes wonderful images. What’s not to love? So when my X-Pro2 arrived in the mail less than two weeks ago, one of the very first things that I did with it was shoot some street photography.

I’ve had the chance to take the camera to Ogden, Park City and the Salt Lake International Airport (all in Utah), and capture some street images. I used a Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens, a Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR lens, and a Meike 35mm f/1.7 lens, all three of which are great lenses for this genre of photography. All three of them pair well with the X-Pro2. I’ll be discussing each in more detail in the coming weeks.

All of these images are straight-out-of-camera JPEGs. The color photographs are Classic Chrome (a mix of my X100F Classic Chrome recipe and a new more punchy recipe that I’ll be sharing soon). The black-and-white images are Acros. Those are both great film simulations for street photography. I use these two film simulations the most, followed by Velvia, Astia and PRO Neg. Std., although I rarely use anything but Classic Chrome and Acros for this type of photography.

I look forward to even more street photography with the X-Pro2 (and X100F) in the coming months. I’ll be sure to post the images here on Fuji X Weekly, so I invite you to follow this blog if you aren’t already.

Take care!


Into The Darkness – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm


Famous Monster – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Button For Walking – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Urban Bicycling – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm


Lounge Talk – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Good Life – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Time To Clean – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 16mm


Carry Out Wayward Son – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Train of Thought – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 35mm


Waiting To Arrive – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 35mm


Starry Nites – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Window Shopping – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Coffeehouse Conversation – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Sidewalk Job – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Walking & Talking – Park City, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Never Shop While Hungry – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Going Down – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm


Long Boarding – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-Pro2 & 23mm

Road Trip: Seattle With A Fujifilm X100F – Part 4, Downtown Seattle, 2nd Impression: Pike Place (Day 4b)


Meet Farmers – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

After Seattle Center, the next stop on our agenda was Pike Place Farmers Market. This is another iconic Seattle site, best known for flying fish and the original Starbucks. It’s popular among locals and tourists alike, and so you can imagine that it’s very busy, packed with people.

Trying to find parking was a nightmare. With some patience and luck, we were fortunate to find a space that wasn’t too expensive and was within a reasonable walk. Once we were at the market, the crowds were so thick it was hard to get around, and it was a constant battle to not get separated from each other.

We had a list of places that we wanted to visit. We didn’t get to most of them because there were long lines just about everywhere. We did eat some delicious cheesecake. We saw some fish being thrown, which was a highlight (I really wanted to catch one, but I didn’t want to smell like fish the rest of the day). We bought some colorful local flowers.

Pike Place turned out to be both fun and disappointing. We had a good time at times, but it was overly crowded, and not a good place to take four young kids because of that. We didn’t get to experience everything we wanted, things that my wife and I had talked about for weeks leading up to this trip, but what we did get to experience was enjoyable.

As far as photography, this is a great place for street-type pictures. The biggest issue is that it’s been photographed so much, trying to capture something that hasn’t been done before by hundreds of other people is a near impossible task. Also, I noticed that many of the vendors have signs prohibiting photography, which brings up legal and ethical questions. Still, I enjoyed making exposures at Pike Place and the X100F was a great camera for this location.


Time For The Public Market – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Public Fish Market – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Pure Fish – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Silver Salmon – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Market Snack – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Exiting Entrance – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Seattle From Inside Pike Place Market – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Public Parking – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Standin’ On A Corner – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Left Bar – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Quality Always – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Local Grown – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Fresh Crab – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Soiled Babies That Way – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Seafood Stand – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Crab Toss – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Pike Place Farmers Market – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F

Next, we went to the Ballard Locks, which are also known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. This is where boats get lowered into the salty sea water from the fresh lake water or vice versa. The Puget Sound connects to Lake Union (which connects to Lake Washington) through Salmon Bay, which is where the Ballard Locks are located. The lake level is a little higher than the ocean, and the locks allow boats to go back and forth.

We arrived right at sunset, and the light for photography quickly disappeared. We didn’t stay very long, but we did get to see one boat go through the locks. It was the wrong time of year to watch the salmon (something this place is known for), but other sea life was active. It was an interesting stop and the kids had a good time.


Watch Your Lines – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Salmon Bay Boats – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F

We ended our downtown Seattle adventure with dinner in the Ballard neighborhood. There’s a small-city-downtown area (that’s how I would describe it) with shops and restaurants. It was well after dark. Parking was terrible (had to circle the area a few times), but we found coffee and pizza that were both excellent. It was a good way to end a great day.

I exhausted the battery on the X100F for the first time, but I had a spare in my pocket. I was pretty much done taking pictures, so I only made a few exposures on the backup battery. I had my wide-angle conversion lens with me, but didn’t use it. All of these pictures are camera-made JPEGs using my Acros Push Process Film Simulation recipe, my Velvia Film Simulation recipe and my Classic Chrome Film Simulation recipe.


Upstairs Clearance – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F


Strong Coffee – Seattle, WA – Fujifilm X100F

Part 5 Part 6

Fujifilm X100F & Color Street Photography


I mentioned in my article Fujifilm X100F & Monochrome Street Photography that I’m not really a street photographer, but occasionally find myself photographing within the genre. When I do I’m usually thinking black-and-white and have my Fujifilm X100F set to Acros Film Simulation. I prefer monochrome street photographs because the lighting I encounter is often not ideal for color pictures, and the abstractness of black-and-white tends to be more appropriate for the subject. Sometimes, however, I choose to capture in color.

For color street photography with the Fujifilm X100F I use my Classic Chrome Film Simulation recipe. It has a Kodak slide film look that reminds me a lot of Ektachrome. A lot of color street photography was shot on Kodak color reversal film before digital took the world by storm.

At times this set of photographs strays a little outside of what is traditionally defined as street photography. I’m not a stickler for rules. I don’t mind coloring outside the lines sometimes. I believe my monochrome street images are a stronger group, but some of these I like and I think are good pictures. I didn’t have a large selection to choose from. I think it’s about time to head downtown with my X100F.

The fifteen pictures below are my favorite color street photographs that I’ve captured with the Fujifilm X100F during the first two months of use. I hope you enjoy them!


Coffee Delivery – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Playing For The Camera – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Stopped To Text – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Shopping For Trash – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Red Bicycle – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Two Bikes – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Bicycle Blue – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Tourists At Lower Yellowstone Falls – Yellowstone NP, WY – Fujifilm X100F


Getting Off The Holiday Bus – Yellowstone NP, WY – Fujifilm X100F


Along The Midway Geyser Basin Walkway – Yellowstone NP, WY – Fujifilm X100F


Evening Commuters – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Waiting For The Northbound Train – Farmington, UT – X100F


The Right Move Is To Open – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Ogden’s Time Square – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Coffee & Grocery – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F & Monochrome Street Photography


A lot has been said about using the Fujifilm X100F for street photography. Some have even called it the perfect street photography tool. It does seem like a good camera for the genre.

I’m not necessarily a street photographer. I do dabble in it sometimes and enjoy it whenever the opportunity presents itself. I would never call myself a street photography expert.

For those that don’t know what street photography is, it can be typically defined as “candid photographs in public places” (most often urban locations). I say typically because there are always exceptions to the rule. Some street photographers pose their subjects. Some street pictures aren’t captured in public places. Some don’t even include people. Some are in suburban or rural locations. The line is grey. I stray outside the definition regularly.

I simply like capturing the quickly-gone moments. Things move fast and you’re trying to be completely inconspicuous. It’s very challenging. There is a little bit of a rush to it, since people don’t typically care for strangers taking their pictures. You have so little control over the elements. But it is also very rewarding, and some of my favorite pictures that I’ve captured are street images.

The Fujifilm X100F is a great street photography tool, but it isn’t perfect. I actually prefer ultra-wide-angle for my style, and the 35mm (equivalent) focal-length is nowhere near wide enough. I work around this, no big deal. It alters my approach significantly, but perhaps the good is that it pushes my comfort zone, which can only make me better. Sometimes the auto-focus misses, but this has become less of a problem the more that I’ve used the camera. I’ve tried zone-focus (which is a manual-focus strategy), but I haven’t done it enough to be good at it with this camera.

For my black-and-white street photographs I use my Acros Film Simulation recipe. I just love the way it looks and very rarely do I edit anything. The camera just makes fantastic-looking pictures! I don’t even shoot RAW anymore. I cannot tell you just how much time this has saved me, but it’s a lot!

The twenty pictures below are my favorite street photographs that I’ve captured with the Fujifilm X100F during the first two months of use. I hope you enjoy them!


Train Watching – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Man In The Straw Hat – South Weber, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Coffee & Wifi – Orem, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Walking Man – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Skateboarding – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


One Step At A Time – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Departures – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


The Tortilla Maker – Layton, UT – Fujifilm X100F


McWaiting – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Library Stairs – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Smoke And A Coffee – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Never Too Old To Learn – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Ack! – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Bike & Rider Shadow – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Multitasking – Riverdale, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Creative Minds – Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Girl By The Escalator – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


The Baggage We Carry – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


City Creek Directory – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


The Lonely Internet – Orem, UT – Fujifilm X100F

See also: Fujifilm X100F & Color Street Photography

Photoessay: Street Feet


Stepping – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F

There are certain photo series that I’m actively working on, such as abandoned businesses in color (entitled Space Available), that are purposeful personal projects. Then there certain photo series that are more by happenstance, not created on purpose, where I notice a common thread among images. This series, Street Feet, falls into the latter category.

I had no intentions of this becoming a project. I didn’t try to make a series. It just sort of happened. I just subconsciously did it, and didn’t even notice that I had done so until reviewing my street photography images. I saw a pattern. I realized that I was creating these related pictures.

Street Feet is pretty straight forward: street-style black-and-white photographs of people’s feet. You can’t see the full body because I was photographing the lower extremities. Sometimes it’s a closeup of someone’s shoes, while other times the view is broader.

I used a Fujifilm X100F to capture these images. My Acros Film Simulation recipe was used for every picture, and the Digital Teleconverter was utilized for many. These are all out-of-camera JPEGs. Enjoy!


Walking Man – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Walking Away – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Together – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Skateboarding – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Going Somewhere – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


One Step At A Time – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Siblings At City Creek Mall – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Outside The Elevator – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Walking Shoes – SLC, UT – Fujifilm X100F