Skill level

Who's this for?

  • All

Course objectives

What you'll learn by the end of this course

  • Learn a methodical process for creating Fujifilm Custom Settings using a provided template worksheet.

  • Identify seven styles for your brand of photography and their visual characteristics.

  • Convert your envisioned styles into Image Quality Settings for custom film simulation recipes.

  • Program these Custom Settings into your Fujifilm camera.


What do you need?

  • Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras with Custom Setting option and a cable for connecting to your computer. This will not work with the X-T100, X-T200, X-A5, or X-A7.

  • Fujifilm X RAW Studio software (free, instructions provided)

  • A selection of Fujifilm RAW files created using your available Fujifilm X camera

Time to complete

How long will it take?

  • Approximately one hour to get through the material; finalizing your Custom Settings may take longer.

"I've used Fuji cameras for 8 years, and in one day of going through the course "Creating Unique Fujifilm Film Recipes" I learned more about my camera's capabilities and how to make the camera work for me and reduce time on the computer than I have in the last 8 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" - Mary D

"Very good introductory course for personalizing the amazing Fuji Film Simulations! One of the main reason why I chose Fujifilm cameras, apart from the less weight and the old-style ergonomics, is for the capabilities to shoot SOOC (Straight Out of Camera), and this course encourages to do it by yourself! Recommended!" - Marco T

Learn to create Fujifilm Custom Settings for you

Completely personalized Fujifilm Custom Settings are often a "white whale" for many Fujifilm photographers. You want a style that's yours but don't know where to start, so you look to what other photographers have created. But they're not yours.

This course will walk you through a very methodical process to creating your own Fujifilm Custom Settings. Follow along filling out the provided template as you watch the videos and you'll have your own styles by the end of the course!
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What's included?

  • PDF Worksheet

    The two-page worksheet is what you'll use to follow along as we go through each step from brainstorming styles to programming your custom settings into your camera.

  • 11 Videos

    11 short videos take you through the process one step at a time, including three example videos for how to use X RAW Studio to create custom settings.

  • Live Chat

    Enrolled students have access to the Live Chat feature with me, John, not a bot or freelancer. Seeing how I'm a real human being with a need for rest & relaxation, I may not be instantly available all the time, but I do my best with quick replies.

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Course curriculum


  • How many hours of video are included?

    There are one hour and five minutes of video to take you from start to finish, and an additional 40 minutes of bonus video taking you through examples. These videos are broken down into short chunks as to not overwhelm you at once.

  • Which Fujifilm cameras will this work for?

    This course will work for nearly any Fujifilm X and GFX mirrorless cameras. However, some cameras do not allow you to program custom settings into the camera. These are the X-T100, X-T200, X-A5, and X-A7. The X-S10 does allow this, but you only get four settings while other cameras allow for seven.

  • How do I get help when I need it?

    Send me a message via the Live Chat window at the bottom of the screen. If I'm online I'll respond immediately. Otherwise, I can respond as soon as I get a chance.

Your instructor

I have a unique background in education that started in the U.S. Air Force where I was an F-15E flight instructor for ten years and wrote F-15E training curricula. I continued to teach helicopter lessons after transitioning to civilian life.
But I soon discovered my passion was telling stories through photography. I'm now an accredited associate photographer with Photographers Without Borders and have worked on documentary projects around the world, and have also taught photography on three continents. I've been a professional photographer for nearly ten years, having been published in places like New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Tahoe Quarterly, and National Geographic Online. Photography is a joy that everyone should have access to, and I'd like to pass it on to you also!

John Peltier

Photography Instructor