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After my drone in the air…return to the earth: under the sky of East Berlin.

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.

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One of my pictures was published on Fujifilm Magazine

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After Lightroom my X100T camera settings (for street-photography)

Shooting Menu

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-Photography it’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. )

SET-UP Menu

Sound Set-up: ( remember to be invisible…and silent! )

  • Operation Vol-> OFF
  • Shutter Volume -> Minimum

Color Space -> Adobe RGB

 

Lightroom Settings for Fujifilm X100T RAW pictures

These are my Lightroom‘s settings for Fujifilm X100T when I import RAW pictures. These are a not definitive settings, but a start point to 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.

 

 

Editing with Snapseed (Fujifilm X100T Picture)

I wanted to edit as soon as possible my picture, I was out of my house..but I have my Ipad. So I used Snapseed to edit my snapshot. I took this picture with my Fujifilm X100T.

This is the original picture:

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First step Drama Filter:

  • Filter Strength to increase the dramatic effect: +50
  • Saturation to add vibrancy to the colors : +20.

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Second step, Tune image:  

  • Contrast: to increase or decrease the overall contrast of the picture: +20
  • Highlights: to lighten only the highlights:  +30

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On the  balcony there was to much light, so I used Brush to reduce the exposition: -0.3 (see the red highlight )

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Then I increased the Sharpening : +36

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And finally Rotate and Crop the picture

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The result in only few editing steps:

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Below and After. 

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How I did it : fantasy

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 🙂 🙂