We’ve seen Ritchie Roesch’s splendid work on Fuji simulations before, and today this photographer/developer is back at it and has published over 40 such simulations for Ricoh GR cameras.
Fujifilm and Ricoh are both popular options for street, travel, and documentary photography, and Fujifilm doesn’t offer a great alternative to the GR (the X70 has long been discontinued, and the XF10 was a little underwhelming). Ricoh GR photographers are more open to using straight-out-of-camera JPEGs due to the camera’s film heritage and the film-like experience of shooting JPEGs. And finally, Ricoh has included many useful and creative JPEG options on the GR cameras.
“The Ricoh Recipes App is a handy tool for street, travel, and documentary photographers, and an essential app to accompany your Ricoh camera,” Roesch says.
The Ricoh Recipes App is now available to download for free for both iPhones and Android devices, contains recipes made for the Ricoh GR, GR II, GR III, and GR IIIx and each contains an assortment of image samples.
Within each recipe, there is also a place where users can keep notes and the app will work offline, meaning that recipes can be accessed regardless of location or connection to the internet. At the time of publication, the app contains a total of 40 recipes: 20 for Ricoh GR and GR II cameras, and 20 for the GR III and GR IIIx. The recipes are listed as not compatible with the GR Digital (otherwise known as the GRD) cameras.
Professional and hobby photographers alike will love these JPEG recipes. 20 recipes are divided into four Collections: Color City, Color Landscape, Lomo, and Monochrome.
Ricoh GR cameras are great tools for travel, documentary, and street photography. Speed up your workflow while making the process more fun with Ritchie’s Ricoh Recipes.
As mentioned before, the app is free and doesn’t include any type of advertising but does have additional features that become available for those who want to support Roesche by becoming a Patron of his app. These advanced features include filtering by the camera, as well as by Effect or color/black and white. It additionally allows sorting by Collection and the ability to favorite recipes for quick access. There’s also a bonus recipe in each Collection, which means that Patrons have access to a total of 48 recipes.
The apps are available immediately on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
More info on Ricoh Recipes’ website.