If you are looking for cinematic street portrait recipe custom film simulation settings for Fuji X-Trans IV cameras, you have come to the right page.
Introducing ‘Downtown Bloom‘, an unique custom film simulation that let you create cinematic dreamy still portrait SOOC images, straight out from your camera without using any editing software.
If you are a creative content creator and creative photographer, this custom Fujifilm X-Trans IV portrait recipe is great for street portraits, street fashion shoots and creative outdoor portraits.
What is Downtown Bloom Film Simulation Recipe all About?
Let me explain a little about this Downtown Bloom custom simulation as you need certain ‘camera gear’ to achieve the cinematic bloom effect which I will explain below. Downtown Bloom recipe is the latest addition to the X-Trans IV film simulation recipes I’ve created.
For this recipe, I am using Classic Chrome as the base film simulation (one of the best portrait film simulations, IMHO) combined with color and shadow adjustment, which creates a golden brown tone for your SOOC images. I turned off the Grain Effect and Sharpening remain default at 0.
It is very suitable for street fashion shoots in the city with skyscraper buildings or shopping districts. Also by increasing the color and shadow, it will create a high contrast to your images.
This street portrait recipe is slightly different from the Classy Glow, Urban Chic & Retro Allure fashion film recipe.
You can use Aperture Priority mode when shooting street fashion portraits and it is the easiest shooting mode to use for fast shooting. Yes, you can definitely shoot with either Aperture Priority or manual mode when in need, e.g in harsh sunlight.
Use the Exposure Compensation to control the exposure, adjust according to your mood, whether you want your images to look brighter or more contrast and shadow.
Downtown Bloom Street Portrait Recipe Custom Settings
All you need to do is to be creative and find a good shooting spot with good lighting in the city. The most suitable time to shoot in order to create these cinematic bloom effects is during the golden hours either in the early morning, sunset or even at night!
You can learn more about shooting portraits during golden hours in my outdoor portrait guide.
Well, let’s hope the Fujifilm film recipes fanboys and portrait photographers out there will like this new ‘Downtown Bloom’ street portrait recipe. Feel free to share this post with your friends if you like this custom recipe.
Happy shooting SOOC!