alan frost photography

in monochrome with occasional colour lapses

Posts tagged ‘Capture One’

Bosham……Before and After in Capture One Pro

The new split screen view ‘Before and After’ view In Capture One Pro

Today Capture One Pro launched a free and very worthwhile upgrade to their editing software. There are a number of enhancements, bug fixes, support for new cameras etc, but in terms of the user experience there are two significant changes which I thought I would try out for myself.

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Fuji X100v – a little colour persuasion

Ever since I acquired my new Fuji X100v I have wanted to experiment, or to use a better expression – play with colour! I have to say the combination of the camera and processing the images in Capture One Pro has been quite liberating.

Don’t get me wrong my first love is monochrome and probably always will be, but exploring the world of colour is another avenue I have always wanted to follow and now I feel in a position to do so.

It’s not just the camera and software combination, but a feeling that in these times of Coronavirus and Lock-down across large parts of the world, including my home country, we all need a little good cheer to brighten our day. I am the first to admit my black and white photographs can be a little sombre, even melancholy. They may reflect the times we are living through but what better than some colour and lovely early morning light to warm the soul.

These three images were taken this morning on our daily walk with the dog. It turned out to be some of the best light of the day. How fortunate we are that we can reach such a beautiful place from our front door, take photographs and then share them with others from the comfort of home.

Keep well and stay safe wherever you are.

Fujifilm X100V and Capture One – first thoughts

Capture One Screen grab
Screengrab of Capture One 20 – the Express version for Fujifim cameras.
Fujifim simulation – Classic Chrome

I will start by saying that I have never owned a Fujifilm camera. I should also mention that for the past 10 years I have always used a combination of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and the Silver Efex Pro Plug-in specifically for black and white processing.

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