Learn Fujifilm Film Simulations

Discover when and why to use the different Fujifilm film simulations in this free course.

Course rating

(60 reviews)

Course objectives

What you'll learn by the end of this course

Learn how and when to apply each Fujifilm film simulation to your own photographic style for better photos out of the camera

Discover the philosophy of, reasoning behind, and advantages of Fujifilm film simulations

See how different colors are rendered by different film simulations

Learn why the ACROS black & white film simulation has color filters and when to use them

Included In This Course

What you get in this free Fujifilm film simulation course

3 videos

45 minutes of videos explain the differences between the Fujifilm X film simulations and when & why to use them.

Film simulation quiz

Do you understand the film simulations after this course? Take the quiz to find out!

Film simulation cheat sheet

Download a cheat sheet for offline reference & study.

Course curriculum

    1. Intro

    1. Basic Color & Contrast Characteristics

    2. Choosing Color Film Simulations

    3. Black & White Film Simulations (ACROS)

    1. Film Simulation Quiz!

    2. Download: Film Simulation Cheat Sheet

    3. Course Review & Feedback

    4. What Do You Do with Film Simulations Next?

About this course

  • Free
  • Time to complete: 1 hour
  • Skill level: All
  • Film Simulation cheat sheet

Film Simulation Comparisons Included

All Fujifilm Film Simulations included in this course:

  • ACROS + color filters
  • NOSTALGIC NEG coming soon

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Questions this Film Simulation course will answer

  • What's the difference between PROVIA & ASTIA?
  • What kind of color shift does CLASSIC CHROME have?
  • When should I use PRO NEG STD or PRO NEG HI?
  • What effects will I get from the different ACROS filters?
  • Which film simulation is best for my style and subject matter?
  • Why would I use ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS instead of ETERNA?

Ronny George


Really good introduction to the basics, and some more advanced topics. The camera menu run-through was a bit too much of a list but overall the course was excellent.

Paul Haggarty


Opened the curtain to appreciate what the simulations are all about.

Marci Segal


I really apprrciated the course. It ooened my eyes on what it is involved in the colkr science behind the color film first and digital now by extension. No wonder the film simulations are from Fuji with its omoressive background from the film's haydays.

Marco Marcarelli


I'm a brand new Fujifilm shooter (have shot Sony my whole life) and so these film simulations are both incredible and overwhelming. I've read many different articles, watched YouTube videos, and read Fujifilm's own descriptions on their film simulations, however none were nearly as effective as this course. This course distills all of the important information necessary (without overwhelming you), and then compares and contrasts them in photos with very helpful narration. Although I am new, I am very confident that even seasoned Fuji shooters will learn something from this course. I am extremely likely to buy courses here in the future. Thank you very much for this wonderful free course, it is greatly appreciated!

Patrick McAnuff


This material seemed comprehensive, and expertly presented. I will feel much more confident and informed, and comfortable knowing the tradeoffs I am making when choosing film simulations. Excited to put this new knowledge to use, many thanks!

Miles Rains


I highly recommend this short course. The information is clearly and professionally presented with graphics and images to demonstrate the different film simulations and how they relate and differ from each other and why you would choose to use them. Prior to discovering this course, I spent several days reading blogs and watching YouTube videos about Fujifilm film simulations before I made the decision to purchase my first Fujifilm Camera, time which I would have saved had I watched this course first. All of the relevant information was condensed into a short series of logically organised and clearly presented videos, and I now feel completely confident to use the simulations in my camera.

Zara Hawthorne


Undoubtedly the best review of the many Fuji film simulation with great real world examples. The instructor also clearly explained the5 color science involved in both color and monochrome films. I feel very confident now that I can pick the best Fuji simulation for my particular needs. Excellent!

Michael Dreese


I've been shooting mostly RAW before getting my first Fuji. In the film days never really got into Fuji films (Kodak or Agfa seemed to be more popular at the local shops) and did bulk of my shooting on Ilford anyway. The course is a quick primer on what the names stand for and what to expect from them.

Krzysztof Wierzbicki



Robert Legge


A great and thorough walkthrough of the sims!

Daniel Ståhl


I could not select the text box to provide my responses. I found this course very practical and informative. Thank you.

Arthur Guertin


I've been shooting Fuji for over ten years, and never really got beyond Provia and Acros+R (sometimes Classic Chrome). Silly. I know. This was a great, easy to digest primer. It helped make things a bit less intimidating. My favourite tip was adjusting the WB for the Acros filters. Thanks to John for taking the time to produce this.

Randy Preising


I highly recommend this course for anybody who's a newbie in Fujifilm photography for getting an understanding of how powerful is their camera.

Huzdup Alexandru


The best explanation for how and when to use the Fujifilm simulations. You could spend a lot of time in trial and error determining how to best use the simulations in camera only resulting in frustration. When here it is the best explained and demonstrated uses for the simulation. It just doesn't get any better than this.

Greg Ferguson


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