K400 Light Capture One -style

I have seen a lot of photos either taken with Kodak Portra 400 or film emulations for digital files resembling Portra 400 to look a bit flat in contrast. It probably comes from the look that the film gets when it is underexposed a bit. And just because I like to make a variety of styles I wanted to try my hand with this kind of look.

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Happy New Year 2021

This blog is niche, I know. Especially as I have “promoted” mainly Capture One Fujifilm version in My blog.

Soon after starting My blog I acknowledged that I don’t want to concentrate to Fujifilm recipes for two reasons. One reason was that the in-camera settings didn’t cater all my needs and second was because there are already amazing amount of recipes available.

One thing I am wondering is that Capture One don’t seem to have gained much popularity amongst Fujifilm users. My main idea for this blog has been to offer free styles for Capture One that work with the free version of Capture One Fujifilm also.

Anyway, even as my Capture One-styles are set up to work with my Fujifilm camera they are compatible with all brands of cameras.

My time with this blog and it’s content has been very limited and I have had to concentrate to mainly for the styles thus neglecting many ideas I have had about experiences with Fujifilm.

Still, I am happy that this blog has been found so well. Statistics tell that the blog has had visitors from 85 countries during the Year 2020. Some of the countries are very exotic to me, but then again my country, Finland, might be exotic to some readers. The amount of visitors is around 2.000. All in all, within the niche area, there still has been interest.

I wish to all the readers and sudden visitors good, happy and photographically even more succesfull Year 2021! Let Your photography be a way to escape from any things that otherwise might put You down, and concentrate to see things others might miss.

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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