20 Aug Rethinking How I Shoot and Process Fuji Jpegs

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I know this might seem light a little bit of a strange thing to be covering, as it’s pretty much been something that people have been talking about since the X-Pro 1 first came out, but recently I’ve been taking another look at using Jpegs from my Fuji X-Pro2. This started as a bit of an experiment, but it’s blossomed into a full project for me. Let me explain.

My route to this came from two different sources. Firstly, I’ve been shooting a lot of film recently, and I really like certain aspects of shooting this way. Specifically, having the look “baked” into the image, to an extent. While there is still some work to do even with film, there’s a certain freedom that comes from having the film itself take care of the “look”. I was then reading something similar on a photo blog, about how a photographer likes to use the Fuji Jpegs, because they also have certain part of the look baked in. So I began experimenting and coming up with ideas, and that got me to where I am now, which is at the beginning of this project.

So what is the project? Well, it will be an upcoming guide, specifically on shooting and processing Fuji Jpegs. Now just a quick disclaimer: I know some people think that the Jpegs from Fuji cameras are better than RAW, but I don’t agree with that. I think part of that comes from the issues with Fuji RAWs and Lightroom. This isn’t going to be about replacing your RAW workflow. However, you can do some interesting things in-camera with Fuji jpegs, and by combining this with a little bit of post processing, you can achieve some different and unique effects. So I wanted to approach this subject that way. Its a little different, and I want to try and give a unique perspective on it….

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