Joe and His JPEG’s

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography
Fuji X-T1 JPEG with in camera B7W Film Simulation

Somewhere in Goldfield NV Fuji X-T1 JPEG with in camera B&W Film Simulation

I tend to shoot everything RAW and then use Lightroom and a few other editing programs because I enjoy processing my photos. Meanwhile, my friend Joe would go on and on about how he shoots mostly JPEG and does very little editing because the Fuji’s are just that good. I mean, it was really getting annoying. Like a broken record! So, Sunday I put it to the test. Went out and shot jpeg (but backed up every shot in RAW) and set the in camera film simulation mode to black and white. And you know what?

Of course you do.

The guy was right.

Now, how annoying is that?

And now I’m perplexed. I don’t want to start a new blog, but I do want to feature Fuji jpeg’s on my site. Maybe once a week. The perplexion is that I have no idea what to call this continuing feature. Fuji Friday does not take into account that all posts will be jpeg only. So if anyone has a suggestion, please feel free. I will give you credit on every post, if you like.

23 thoughts on “Joe and His JPEG’s

  1. I defer to Joe all the time because he know’s what he’s doing but then there’s so much I don’t know when I’m doing it. Great shot Emilio with beautiful shades of desert light! I shoot RAW and what’s great about that is being able to process in camera i.e. choose film simulation after the event, set WB etc etc, and save each one. Which is the general theory. I always post in Jpeg. The shots I take with my phone are always jpeg and always shot in B&W. Funny isn’t it what we all enjoy doing because while I shoot in RAW I’m not that crazy about the processing part. (Lazy!)

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  2. First of all I have to say you are a blast Emilio ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you should call the feature “I told you so” and no credit is required. Now lets get serious, this is a great shot, very balanced SOOC. As you can see your range of tones runs from black to white with plenty of latitude to tweak the image. I know you are not old enough to remember the quirks of B&W film but the built in filters on your X-T1 will act the same as the old film days. The B+Y setting will bring out the clouds a little more and the B+R setting will darken the sky more and in general make the image more contrasty (is there such a word ?). Once you get totally comfortable with shooting JPEG you can set the camera to “film simulation bracketing” and each image you take will be saved as B, B+Y and B+R making it easier to compare the results when you upload the images to Lightroom. I am really glad you decided to experiment and like the results. You know I wouldn’t steer you wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Joe, you’re always there for me and I appreciate it. I used the b&w simulation with the red filter because I liked the darker sky. I also took a few color jpegs at a local pig farm (yes- you read that right) and I will post one tomorrow. Lynn thinks there should be a way to record the smell and play it back when people look at the image. I’m afraid that would severely limit the amount of likes I might get. Oh, and I didn’t use Lightroom at all this time. I did very basic edits in On1, but only cropping, a vignette, and a few lighting highlights!

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          1. Me, too. I think my wife was joking around. She told me she won’t go back there, it was so bad. I had to hold my breath while I was taking pictures. When I got back in the car, the smell had permeated my clothes.

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  3. I also shoot only Jpegs.. Yes it’s with a Fuji X-Pro1 and it is in black and white mode. Back to basics, one camera and one lens. My lens is the 18mm F=2.0. It’s so easy to use.

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