How to shoot fuji velvia 50 slide film video tutorial


When shooting film you don’t have the luxury of looking at the back of your camera to see how your exposure turned out. That’s why it is essential that you know what your doing.

Even more so if your shooting specialty films like Fuji’s Velvia 50. In this tutorial I discuss in detail how to shoot Velvia 50 slide film while sharing my own receprocity failure rates and the concepts behind shooting long exposures with the film that are well outside of the manufactures recommendation.

The tutorial is free to all Rubbing Pixels members or available for purchase for $4.99. To view the tutorial please click here.

7 thoughts on “How to shoot fuji velvia 50 slide film video tutorial

  1. loved it!! good info you gave out, prety well explained too, i could understand it…

    soo if the shot was 8 min long you would only really get one shot of the sunrise/sunset??

    i found a good table about rep failure as well 😀


  2. Mitch glad you understood it, especially when you have never shot slide film. To answer your question an 8 minute exposure on sunrise and sunset will only happen in low light. The other night I shot a sunset (beautiful light) and I started off with 2 sec exposures. After 15 min of shooting the final shutter speeds changed to that of 8 minutes.

    With reciprocity failure remember it is specific to the film being shot. There is a huge reciprocity difference between Velvia 50 and Velvia 100 film.

  3. ah ok thats alright then!…ah ok well i think the chart i got it for velvia 50, il have another look on google 😀


  4. Mitch… low light is low light. It can be pre dawn or after sunset, even after sunrise and before sunset or shooting under the canopy on an overcast day. Totally dependent on the light and also what f stop your shooting at. The GX617 can go to f45 so if your shooting really closed down you going to get longer shutter speeds.

    If your light meter says hey this is the shutter speed you have to add the reciprocity failure to match and if you hit the 8 minute + mark then that is what it will take to get a correct exposure. Hope that makes sense.

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