In my last posts I paid attention to my drone…I want to “come down” the earth..and to Street-photography: around the city of East-Berlin. I tried to look for the ancient atmospheres, old colors of the city before the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I used my Fujifilm X100…a very good camera for Street Photography. Lightroom for editing.
One of my pictures was published on Fujifilm Magazine
Instant AF Setting -> AF-S: because AF-S it’s better than AF-C, and this is true for all the cameras.
AF Illuminator -> OFF: in Street-Photographyit’s important to be invisible!
ISO Setting: ISO it’s important like Aperture&Shutter. I use the camera in Program Mode and using the following ISO setting I’m sure to have a correct/good exposure every time (almost!), in any case it’s fast to change the exposure ( with the X100T).
Default Sensitivity -> 200
Max.Sensitivity -> 6400
Min. Shutter Speed -> 1/125
Image Quality -> Fine + RAW : I have a ready&usable JPEG (see below) and a RAW file for Lightroom or Photoshop.
Film Simulation -> Classic Chrome : I like this Chrome very,very much!!
Color -> +1 : I like satured colors but not too much, +1 it’s good.
Sharpness -> +1 : it’s better to have a good sharpness.
Photometry -> Multi ( Spot: if I have time to decide exposition. )
Sound Set-up:( remember to be invisible…and silent! )
These are my Lightroom‘s settings for Fujifilm X100Twhen I import RAWpictures. These are a not definitive settings, but a start pointto continue (eventually) the editing. It’s an error to apply the same settings to all the pictures, because all the pictures are different: but we can start with a good base…and then continue to edit.
Some years ago, when I developed and I printed by myself my analogic black&white films, my trick to have a good-basic development was to begin and to end the camera roll during the day: in order to have the same lighting conditions. So it was easier to print pictures (and develop too): the starting exposure was (more or less) the same for all of them. Of course I had to “edit”, to customize the prints locally, but the starting point was very important to avoid a test print for each single picture. We can do the same in the digital editing with standard setting. On the X100T I set the “Classic Chrome” profile.
I saw some chandeliers in a showroom so I tried to take the exposure (spot) on the lights: in this way in the picture we can see very well the profiles of the circles and all the rest of the scene is black.
I obtained a weird (futuristic) picture. A little tip and some fantasy. I think that a photographer should see the world with the eye of a child 🙂 🙂