I’ve been out shooting street portraits and street photography lately, both here in Vancouver and also in Seattle, and I’m finally getting a chance to post some images. I love street photography, meeting new people, observing the world. These outings were also the first time I had the opportunity to shoot with something new called Classic Chrome, a new film simulation Fuji has added to their X camera series.
Fuji knows colour, having produced film for the last 80 years or so, and the X series of cameras have several different film simulations built into them that simulate the look of classic types of film. The new addition to their palate is called “Classic Chrome”. Classic Chrome is reminiscent of Kodachrome, a very popular film back in the day. The colours are a little desaturated, a little subtle, a little muted….but not “flat”.
The first photo in this thread is of a beautiful young lady who was drawing on Granville Island. It was shot using the Fuji X-T1 with the 56mm f/1.2 lens. Look. At. That. Background. That lens provides amazing subject isolation and is a beautiful portrait lens. The new Fuji Classic Chrome simulation looks great too. The colours are subdued, but very pleasing to my eye.
Here are a few more images using the Classic Chrome film simulation while out in Vancouver. As usual, you can click each image to view larger.
Beautiful colours. I love this setting.
Moving to Seattle, things were in full Christmas mode last week, with a large carousel downtown and a clown making balloon animals:
This gentleman was on his way home to watch the game (jersey already on for good luck of course!):
Yesterday was my third day out shooting in the last few weeks, and back in Vancouver it was a brilliant day with clear skies and bright sun. Shadows, sunbeams and patches of light seemed to be a theme, and the Classic Chrome film simulation worked very well with this light:
Many people have images of Vancouver in the winter that involve snowsuits and igloos. While we usually get a week or two of snow per year, those last three images were shot on December 29th and are more the norm.
And, finally, this lady visiting Vancouver from Taiwan wasn’t waiting around for someone to take her photograph…. she was well equipped with her camera, a tripod, and a timer:
The Fuji cameras are well suited for street photography, and the new Classic Chrome film simulation offers a nostalgic take on the images captured. It is inspiring me to get out and shoot as often as I can right now. I suggest you do the same!