My Favourite Recipe For Black And White Photography

What do I mean by recipe for black and white photography?

Fuji X photographers should be familiar with the concept of recipes already. For everybody else, it is a combination of in-camera settings that allow. among other things, to recreate the effects of old analog films. Something that Fujifilm is very passionate about, having created some spectacular colour films in the good old years.

Frankly, I don’t know if this is available with other camera brands as well: it’s been a while since I used a camera different than a Fuji or my iPhone. But for every photographer out there I hope it is because it’s really a fantastic feature.

Fuji X Weekly is a fantastic resource to start baking these recipes into your photography (see what I’ve done here?). I can’t think of another person as committed to finding the most accurate recipes as Ritchie.
My recipe for Black and White photography myself is based on one that he published in his blog. And I also tried several others and I really think it captures the essence of old film photography exceptionally well.

The Video

And here it is. It’s kind of a Behind The Scenes of my previous Black Lives Matter video, where I used this exact recipe for Black and White photography.

My favourite recipe for Black and White photography
my thumbnail model is my friend Zack: @_zackwebb

And here’s the link, in case the embed doesn’t work:

If you try this recipe yourself, let me know!

And if you look for a quick solution to turn your images into beautiful dramatic black and white photos, I have the solution for you!
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I went through a lot of testing while developing these presets and I use these myself when I didn’t already shoot with the recipe I just described.

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Till next time!

Fujifilm recipe for Black and White photography, Ilford HP5

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