If you are into black and white film simulation recipes for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras, you might want to try this Fuji Noir Film black and white mood. Based on some demand from our readers, we have created the Noir Film Mood film simulation recipe.
The Noir Film Mood is great for portrait, landscape and street photography, known one of our best Fujifilm simulations for portraits. Noir means black in French and it was commonly used to describe the style of a film, novel, or something vintage in black and white.
It was once said that a photograph is “the pause button of life”. It’s not entirely true as technology has advanced to a point where an actual image can be captured without ever having to press the pause button, but let’s pretend it still stands.
The photography industry is quite competitive, even if you take out all the digital giants you’ll find several other companies fighting for just one type of customer. However, black and white photography is another aspect of this market that allows you to work with uniqueness.
You see, the digital era has made black and white photography incredibly accessible and less expensive. With that said, there’s a lot of reasons you may not want to invest in a digital camera.
Even so, your chances of capturing something that looks good in black and white are far greater than the actual image.
Shoot using this Fujifilm recipe based on your mood and taste whether you want to shoot underexpose or overexpose by adjusting the Exposure Compensation. This recipe is based on the Acros film simulation.
Film Simulation Recipe Settings
Film Simulation: Acros+G
Dynamic Range: DR200
Color Chrome Effect: Off
Noise Reduction: -4
White Balance: Auto, +7 Red & +6 Blue
Exposure Compensation: -1/3 to +1/3
When To Use Black & White Photography As Creative Alternative
The process to create the black and white images of your dreams is not difficult, but you must remember that black and white photography requires a different approach to how you shoot your pictures.
If you have the budget, then invest in a digital SLR camera, it will pay for itself and extend your photography horizons dramatically. In the digital era, photographers can achieve almost any image they want.
Black and white are some of the easiest ways to create a different look with your photos. Black and white can be a radical way to start your creative journey in photography. If you like what you do, then working in black and white will become second nature.
If you are not sure what you should shoot in black and white, then my advice is to do a variety of subjects with your camera, capturing people on the street, activities and so on.
Noir Film Mood is all about expressing emotions through black and white photography, not just removing colors. For color, check out our dreamy portrait Fujifilm recipe. Understanding this will allow you to find a deeper level of black and white photography in your own style.
Sure, it is about experimenting with black and white and pushing your creativity, but the importance of black and white photography will begin to show through when you master the process, which comes down to finding that inner meaning in the picture.
Black and white photography is a great way to express your inner emotions. A classic black and white photograph can be more effective than a photo in color because of the contrast between black and white.