Tuesday Photo Challenge – Trio by jansenphotojansenphoto (Dutch goes the Photo)

Three heads are better than one?

We’ve all heard of the rules of thirds but have you heard of the rule of three?

The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers in [the] execution of the story and engaging the reader. The reader or audience of this form of text is also thereby more likely to remember the information conveyed. This is because having three entities combines both brevity and rhythm with having the smallest amount of information to create a pattern. It makes the author or speaker appear knowledgeable while being both simple and catchy.Wikipedia

Although a writing principle, one of my photography instructors, Loren Fisher, has suggested using this principle when composing images with more than one object of focus.

I’ve been trying to use this principle in my images.

This image was captured earlier this year near South Street Seaport during my lunch break. I used my Fuji X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR and shot using an ACROS Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch.

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I have been shooting using the defaults on my Fujifilm X-T2 and getting good results. However, I want to shorten the path between the defaults, experimentation, and finding my own settings. I discovered Ritchie Roesch’s website via a Google search for “Classic Chrome Film Simulation Recipes”. Ritchie has created an incredible set of recipes for his XPro2 and X100F. I think this ACROS Film Simulation Recipe is a good starting point for me to learn how these film simulations works, tweak them and find my own recipe.

I will most likely use this recipe for most of my street photography and general photography.

All of the images here were SOOC JPEGs.

Standard ACROS—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 16 mm, f/2.8

You find this Fujifilm X100F ACROS film simulation recipe on Ritchie’s website. The version I am using is below.

  • Acros+G
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlight: +2
  • Shadows: +2
  • Noise Reduction: -2
  • Sharpening: +2
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • ISO: Auto up to 12800