Simple Night In Black & White

Fuji X100T, ISO 3200, f/2.0, 1/40

I continue to enjoy the simple qualities of the Fuji X100T as I take it with me on my day to day routine. The camera is very forgiving and incredibly fun to use. The manual modes make it feel like you’re using a machine rather than using some consumer electronic device which I really like. Shooting Photography should never feel digital in my opinion and I think that’s where a lot of camera brands fail.

Simple Night in Black & White

I don’t shoot a lot of black and white even though I do love it. I learned on black and white film so to me there is that nostalgia of being in the dark room in college processing my black and white photos while filling my lungs with deadly toxins. 🙂 Eventually I started using color film, but when processing it by hand, color correction could take hours. It would usually take me about an hour to get a single color photo just to look balanced the way I like, then another half hour of tweaks. 

 

About The Shots

These photos are all from a routine night out with my wife on Sawtelle in West Los Angeles. A street known for its Asian food and is often referred to as little Osaka. Although it’s absolutely nothing like Osaka which happens to be one of my favorite cities in Japan. But supposedly it’s little Osaka because it’s the second biggest Japanese area in L.A. Osaka being the second biggest city in Japan. 

For the B&W look I ended up using the Classic Chrome film profile as a JPEG and used one of my B&W presets I’ve built in Lightroom to achieve this sort of noire look which seems to give these simple moments in life a very classic feel. 

Fuji X100T, ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/30

Fuji X100T, ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/60

Fuji X100T, ISO 3200, f/2.0, 1/40

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