New version of Portra 400 looking Capture One -style available in my other blog…

https://captureone2three.blog/2022/03/06/p400-iii-capture-one-style/#more-426

I was happy to finish and be able to share a new, improved version of the P400 Capture One -style, now at it’s third iteration. Go download and try it. Free as always.

Uninstalled the X-RAW Studio

This might be a rant. Towards Fuji. But I have overcome the moment of having feelings about this. My X-H1 has a broken USB-port. It cannot get connection to my computer and thus to X-RAW Studio anymore. I guess I have had my share of experimenting with the film simulations. It is very unfortunate, that the X-RAW Studio is dependant of the camera. And so eventually there comes a time when the X-RAW Studio becomes useless.

I primarily use Capture One for post processing. But I love that my camera can produce beautiful JPEGs SOOC. I can still tune the looks in-camera, but is is a burden compared to the possibility to test different settings in X-RAW -studio.

Short sigh. Life goes on. And maybe I can afford a new camera at some point.

My in-camera film simulations are based on my previous experience and I have mostly now shot photos with Astia. It just looks so good with different subjects, were it nature, urban or people related. Astia is also a film simulation that can be tweaked to many different looks, though I mostly use only one setup with it.

Now, back to Capture One…

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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