Obsolete III Capture One -style

This style is having it’s third iteration. It has been an ongoing study of making a Kodachrome look-a-like style for Capture One. The first and second iterations had beautiful look but at the same time there were some color problems that I first could not figure out. This third iteration comes right at the heels of the second iteration and finally I think I solved the problems I had with the colors. These problems were technical problems that were caused by my mistake of making overlapping colors in color editor. The third iteration is still beautiful to me, but I lost a bit of deepness in certain colors when I corrected the look. Still, this is worth publishing and especially, while a bit different from the previous iterations, it gives beautiful alternative for my other styles. And I hope I can finally leave this style in it’s current state.

And here is the link to download the style:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kt45b25K0OL2xX5Cp-SWT5tXlaiAQtfl/view?usp=sharing

Nostalgic Portra Capture One -style

Having tuned many insignificant styles since my last post I found out that my styles K400 Light and P400 Warm were approaching same goal with very different results. I decided to try how they look when I combine their looks. I had in mind a “memory” of a look that some photos taken with Portra 400 film have. And it was warm and light at the same time.

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Sunny Seventies Capture One -style

This time my experiments lead me to try my hand with a look that I named Sunny Seventies. The look took some cues from some photos I saw being taken in the seventies. I could have taken the look much further but decided to stop at a certain point, for now. There is some color twists going on, and the style won’t work for a wide variety of subjects. It really needs a bright sunny scene and there it offers it’s intended look. Hope You find this study interesting, even if it wasn’t so useful to You. 🙂

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Basics CC -style for Capture One

Fuji’s film simulation Classic Chrome was for a long time a favorite style among Fuji camera users. Now it has lost some of it’s appeal for those Fuji camera users that have access to the Classic Negative. Neither of these film simulations have appealed to me. But I wanted to understand better why the Classic Chrome doesn’t work for me. And I wanted to see if there were any way to improve the look for my own use.

I didn’t want to start with the Capture One’s original Classic Chrome style (which is limited to be used with Fuji’s RAF-files) but made a version for myself from the scratch. My version is not an exact copy of the film simulation, but I tried to copy the look as much I could so that I had “right” look to start from.

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Thick -styles and Colored Sepia -style for Capture One

This time I share some of my latest work in progress -styles. The styles started on the experiments based loosely on the reddish look that Immanuel Sander (captn.look in IG) has constantly used in his photos. While experimenting I decided that I try somekind of colored sepia look and that is where the style “Colored Sepia” was born. But my experiments led me to try something deeper looking style. And I tried to achieve a look where the darks get intense and there would be one slice of “right exposed” part in the image. This is where the style “Thick Colored Sepia” was born.

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Mundane BW Capture One -style

Another B&W -style, huh? Yes. This one came into existence as a coincidence when I was trying a color style mimicking the captn.look’s (Immanuel Sander’s) film simulation recipe “Nature Neon” that was published on Fuji X Weekly.

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fPro II Capture One -style

This is a short post to offer a renewed version of the fPro Portrait -style I have published earlier. The first version was very low contrast and while it looks good to me I have later observed that there was a place for a version that has deeper shadows. Practically there were no other areas that I saw necessary to tune. You might want to compare this to the kPro II -style. The kPro II -style is totally new creation that has actually nothing to do with the old kPro -version. This fPro II -style is based on the original fPro -style. Still, I think these two new versions complement each other nicely.

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Strong Contrast B&W Capture One -style

This Capture One -style was actually ready before the latest style, the PaleColor Blue. But I wanted to be sure if I really like this one with the chosen settings and publish it now. I have made quite many black&white styles for Capture One. Some of them have been very low contrast like the DoubleA -style and some have had different interpretations of the contrast like the Classic Contrast -style and the Baroque -style. When researching common styles for street photography I could not avoid seeing a lot of high contrast styles used. And this style is probing the realm beyond my Classic Contrast -style. It doesn’t have ultra high contrast, but I have avoided so far of using the amount of contrast I have in this style.

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PaleColor Blue Capture One -style

This Capture One -style was a result of inspiration I got when I searched for some trends and common looks for street photography. My first idea was that I would create a high contrast style. The reason for the initial thought was that many many Fuji photographers that use Fuji’s film simulations tune their settings to a very contrasty ones for street photography. But during the hours of browsing different photos I found some interesting low contrast looks that I haven’t explored much with Capture One. At this point I have to mention that I have seen excellent street photographs with almost all kinds of films, styles and setups, and of course the main thing is the subject, not the style or preset used. On the other hand my tunings with Capture One are as much a hobby as the photography itself and I want to set challenges to myself.

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