My first iteration of the style mimicking Natura -film was in many ways something I was not satisfied with. I decided to start from the scratch and change my goals with this look. I wanted the colorscape, but there was no reason to emulate it fully. Biggest changes for this version 2 would be to drop the grain and ease the color shift towards green that plagued my first version. This version is very similar in color to the Natura 1600 film, but lowers the luminosity of especially greens and yellows.Continue reading Fujifilm Natura 1600 inspired Capture One -style
Upgraded Fujifilm NHG II 800 Capture One -style
This style has got some updates along the way and I made a new version that replaces all the older versions. The style is based on the reference I have seen from this film, though it does not emulate the film totally, only taking the tone curves and colors from the reference. I love this look, though it is the sweetest colorscape I have created and one might need salt sometimes. So, not for every situation, but giving a pleasing looking option among other styles.Continue reading Upgraded Fujifilm NHG II 800 Capture One -style
Update to Fujifilm Astia 100F Capture One -style, version III
A quick update to my Astia 100F slide film look-a-like Capture One -style. The update skips one unpublished update and adds the latest update to colors. You can download the updated version from here.
Fujifilm 160NS Capture One -study (Version IV)
The fourth iteration of one of my favorite film looks changes practically everything from my previous iterations. This is even more closely based on the original’s colors.Continue reading Fujifilm 160NS Capture One -study (Version IV)
Fujifilm 400h – a Capture One -style study – updated 19.4.2023
Probably everyone who has shot portraits with film knows this film, even though it now is discontinued. And the amount of presets or styles giving the look of this film is enormous. I tried this look earlier but didn’t succeed with it and scrapped the whole project. But I wanted to try again, and here I add one more style to the sea of film emulations of this film.Continue reading Fujifilm 400h – a Capture One -style study – updated 19.4.2023
Basics Nature Capture One -style
I loved Fujifilm’s Velvia film simulation when I used the X-H1. From the beginning of using Capture One I wanted to make a style that mimics the look of the Velvia film simulation. There were two reasons even while I knew I could get that look for Fujifilm’s raw -files in Capture One. First, I wanted to learn how to tune such a style that works well with nature related subjects like landscapes and animals. Second, I think it is always best to have a style that is not dependent of the camera used.Continue reading Basics Nature Capture One -style
Basics Portrait Capture One -style
During the time I used a Fujifilm camera I used a lot of energy deciding which of the film simulations work for me best. Surprisingly the one film simulation that I rejected in the beginning started to please me more and more. And that was the film simulation Astia. I liked Pro Neg High for people photos and some others for colorful landscapes for example, but again and again I found so many faces for the Astia film simulation that it just kept coming back and in the end it was the film simulation I used on daily basis.
The main purpose mentioned for that film simulation is portrait because of it’s colors and tone curves, but it worked well for landscapes and with some tweaking I found it worked with everyday subjects best of all the film simulations (subjective, I know).
I wanted to have a similar style to be used with my recent camera’s raw-files and baked a style for Capture One. This style is quite similar to the Astia. The basis I made this style on was my Natural Luma -style. And the colors are matched as well as possible, though these never are exact copies. Especially one can find differences in certain blue hues and the skin gets a bit redder here than with the Astia film simulation. I didn’t name the style after the Astia, but naming it “Portrait”, or more precisely “Basics Portrait”, according to the idea of the style’s origin’s purpose to be aimed for portrait photography.
As always I share my styles and hopefully you find it useful as is or tweaked to your taste. The download link is here (updated with a new version 1.7.2022):
Manual camera controls – useful?
One of Fujifilm’s cameras standout features is the amount of manual control dials. Same is now true with the new Nikon Z FC camera. Are those control knobs and levers nostalgy or a useful thing in a camera that apparently only some understand to benefit by choosing a camera brand/model with such controls?Continue reading Manual camera controls – useful?