This comes under the category, “guess who discovered a new filter in Affinity Photo?” That would be me, of course. Here’s the slightly processed photo. Which filter? I used the edge detection in Photo, then enhanced that using the DXO Nik filters. Fun, right?

In my last post, I outlined the idea of using custom profiles in the Fuji world. My goal was to match the “Winogrand” profile I found. That profile is based on the Fuji built-in profile for ACROS. If, like me, you were never really a film person, ACROS is a B/W file made by Fuji. Among other things, I compared the ACROS profile between the Fuji in-camera JPG ACROS and Capture One’s implementation. They were close.

Now, I see the DPReview guys compared the actual film results with the in-camera profile. I can’t show you their results but the executive summary is, “The profile is not the same as the in-camera JPG.”

In fact, I think the Winogrand profile is closer to the film than the camera profile. I find that strange. Check it out and see what you think.

I came across an interesting article on the Fuji Rumors website recently. The idea, making your own profile(s) for your camera, isn’t new but there are 133 profile settings for Fuji cameras on one spreadsheet. See here for the spreadsheet. Given that I’m, like everyone else, stuck at home I thought it would be interesting to try out one of the profiles to see how it works. #79, PE Winogrand seemed to be an interesting one. The image is my (simple) test setup. (click on an image to get the larger size.) Read more »

I’ve started working with video a little. It’s a real learning experience for me. My first attempts range from downright horrible to just barely OK. Among other things, question of what app to use for processing the videos has been a trip.

Here‘s some of my thoughts on this. This is not a review.

Some time ago I quit Facebook over the privacy issue. I don’t regret that decision; recently it seems to be a better decision than I thought. Politicians are allowed to lie on Facebook but the rest of us can’t. Doesn’t sound like free speech to me; sounds like a way to make more money.

I am still on Instagram. Someone was quoted as saying, “Leaving Facebook and staying on Instagram is like being a vegan but having bacon on your salad.” I agree but …

I have been a Twitter user also. Their most recent Terms of Service seems to say if I put an image on Twitter, they own it. See here for more about this. Some say this isn’t really a change but I’m not going to be putting images on Twitter until I learn more.

So, if you want to follow me, your choices will be Flickr, Instagram, or my website – rez.photography

Obviously, if you’re reading this, you know how to find my blog.