On a recent trip to Abiquiu, New Mexico, I decided to leave my heavy DSLR at home and get back to the basics. I’ve loved Fuji’s X series digital cameras since their first X100 through the most recent X100V.
I’ve always chosen to shoot in RAW and use Adobe Lightroom presets to get the look I wanted, but I’ve never been 100% satisfied with the time, energy, and inconsistent results of editing. So this time, I played around with some Fuji Film Simulation Recipes and Moment’s 20% Cinebloom Filter to create straight out of the camera jpgs that I’m so happy with.
Here are some of my favorite shots, followed by the custom shooting settings I used to create this style.