Ethereal Street – Fujifilm SOOC Recipe
Ethereal Film-Look Recipe for Urban & Daily Street Life
Mood: Color Pop, Muted, Cinematic Film-Look
If you’re an avid street photographer and have been searching for the ideal Eterna film recipe to capture your urban subjects or daily street life, look no further. The Fujifilm recipe known as “Ethereal Street” is a versatile option that can be paired with a variety of photography accessories to achieve different effects. With this recipe, you can streamline your photography projects and get the most out of your equipment, allowing you to focus on capturing those elusive and fleeting moments that make street photography so compelling.
Fujifilm’s Eterna/Cinema film simulation has become a popular choice for photographers and filmmakers alike, thanks to its ability to create a cinematic look and feel with rich colors and dynamic range. The Eterna/Cinema simulation was developed to replicate the look of Fujifilm’s motion picture film stock, and it has since become a favorite among creatives who want to achieve a filmic aesthetic with their digital photography or videography.
Understanding the Ethereal Street SOOC Recipe
The “Ethereal Street” recipe is an excellent choice for giving your street photography a cinematic feel that’s reminiscent of the color grading often used in movies. With this recipe, the Eterna Cinema film simulation’s signature muted colors are subtly enhanced to give them a bit more vibrancy without becoming overpowering. The DR400% setting helps to capture more detail in high-contrast situations, while the adjustments to the highlight and shadow settings ensure a balanced exposure. The white balance shift is similar to the Timeless Provia as most settings are ported from the recipe and carefully fine-tuned later on.
The Ethereal Street recipe incorporates a slight white balance shift to create a warm tone that maintains tonal balance without affecting skin tones or creating an overly pronounced effect. Shooting street photography with this recipe can be an enjoyable and fun experience, especially when working in well-lit conditions. To create a specific mood, you can use filters to adjust the lighting and achieve the desired effect.
When using the Ethereal Street recipe, it’s recommended to use manual mode or aperture priority settings on your camera. This allows you to have greater control over the exposure and depth of field, giving you more creative freedom to experiment with different effects. With these settings in place, you’ll be able to capture stunning street photos with the Ethereal Street recipe and achieve the desired look and feel.
Option #1 - Diffusion & VND Filter
To further enhance the cinematic effect, you can experiment with using diffusion filters in combination with a variable ND filter to achieve motion blur effects in daylight. This technique can add an ethereal and dreamlike quality to your street photography.
Option #2 - Without Filters
Alternatively, you can shoot without filters to maintain the film-look, while still achieving some color pop with the Ethereal Street recipe. With this approach, you’ll be able to capture the authenticity and candid moments of street life while adding a touch of cinematic style.
Ethereal Street: A Recipe for Fujifilm Cameras of All Kinds
The Ethereal Street recipe is designed to be used with Fujifilm cameras that feature the Eterna/Cinema film simulations and is compatible with both the X-Trans IV and newer X-Trans V sensor cameras, such as the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2, and X-H2S. This means that regardless of the Fujifilm camera you use, you’ll be able to achieve the cinematic look and feel that this recipe is known for. So whether you’re using a newer camera model or an older one, the Ethereal Street recipe can be a great choice for your street photography.
Exploring with portraits instead? One of the latest Obscura recipes is called Fusion Obscura and it will help give your portraits and streets a whole new level of uniqueness. This recipe is amazing because it provides a more muted approach than what Ethereal Street offers. It could be the perfect choice for those who want to create more subtle, yet compelling works of art.
Ethereal Street SOOC Recipe Custom Settings
Grain Effect / Grain Size
Color Chrome Effect / FX Blue
Strong / Strong
WB / Color Temperature
Daylight, Red 1 & Blue -1
Up to +1/3
Auto up to ISO 6400
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