ColorPlus style for Capture One

When Fuji announced that they are going to add new film simulation into their newer cameras, the Classic Negative, I was curious what to expect. Now I have not seen very many SOOC photos taken with it, but I played for a while with the Capture One -curve that works with their newer camera raw-files. I saw that the new Classic -simulation certainly will get it’s userbase even among those that have used Classic Chrome film simulation previously. What surprised me though was that the new simulation wasn’t of some premium film but a “consumer” film. Anyway, I had already made one style before the Classic Negative that looks quite similar and felt not so much left out even though my camera does not support the new simulation.

But I have a much better resource for different looks, make them my self 🙂 And I have done quite a few different styles already with Capture One. Enough already, or still some look missing?

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My favorite styles and my new in-camera film simulations (updated 11.2.2020)

Small but not insignificant update 11.2.2020: I made a neutral color version of my P160 -style. It is included in the package You can download from the link of this page.

My journey with Capture One Pro started because I wanted to have more different looks available than what I had in my Fujifilm camera.

The film simulations available in Fuji cameras are very beautiful and very “finished”. What I mean with finished is that they are balanced in appearance and thus appeal to wide audience and they don’t look like gimmicks as many “filters” do. They also set a very high standard for my kind of people who wants to make own styles with Capture One.

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P160, or my brown Portrakind of style for Capture One (updated 11.2.2020)

Update 11.2.2020: I included a color neutral version of this style in the package. I should have done it right away, but for some reason did not even think about it then. But now is now and I think the color neutral version is a nice addition for portrait shooting.

In my endless quest to find beautiful look for styles I went through what kind of looks I have made so far. Comparing to the most popular Fujifilm film simulation “recipes” I acknowledged that many film simulation setups for Fuji cameras seem to be based on color balance that looks brownish. People like brownish, for sure :-).

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Modern and Prime ColorFilm -styles

I’ve done quite a lot of tweaking to my Prime and Modern color -styles in search of some way to break the digital look more to an analog look. I guess You would need some magic tools in the microcontrast department to achieve more analogue look, but I’ve made my attempts with the available tools I am familiar.

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Making worse images deliberately – or endorsing imperfections

Most of my styles so far have been according to the trend making the photos look sharp and “defined” with raised clarity. Having just read an article about digital B&W photography’s quest for raised contrast and sharpness counteracting the mood, tonality and expression possible with less “defined” look, I started question some choices I have made when making my styles. There are places and need for the sharp and contrasty photos, but how many times You are willing to deliberately “worsen” the image to carve out the expression of it instead of getting “likes” for Your perfect photos?

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My styles based on Fujifilm -curves for Capture One

This time I have made some styles that specifically require the Fujifilm -version of Capture One.

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My Prime Color Capture One -style

As a Fujifilm camera user I have used the Classic Chrome film simulation for some photos, but I have envied people that get the best out of that film simulation. I haven’t found it to work in my photos and have neglected it mostly nowadays. But the temptation to the simulation has been great and I have began to think how the simulation should be changed so that I could find it fit for my use. One hindrance has been that I have intuitively thought, that I have to start from the scratch, and not by just tweaking the version that Capture One Fujifilm version has. And I haven’t been able to replicate the original look so far, so there hasn’t been any possibility to tweak it further either.

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Earth Tones Capture One -style (updated 26.9.2019)

I am not so fond of the usual color gradings taken from cinematic purposes to photographs. One of those not-liked-by-me grading is the very common Orange-Teal look. So, why did I jump into the bandwagon? Just because of the challenge. This style I now offer here is probably a Work In Progress -style that will be tweaked when my understanding of the subject grows and I get better hang of the Capture One’s capabilities. Very simple play with colors and tones and curves and I am one step at a time approaching the so called Earth Tones with my style.

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My Capture One Kinematography styles

The idea to try and make this Capture One style sprung in my mind when I watched a document of the very early films taken with Kinematography, the device used by Lumiere brothers. I saw interesting B&W scenes that somehow were very contrasty, but at the same time included a lot of hues. I thought, why would this look not be possible in color. So I went to Capture One to see what I could achieve. I took the K14 style and tweaked to my hearts content (actually, only some minutes 🙂 ). I ended up with two different versions, lighter and darker. Neither of them were truly what I was after and somehow lost my interest to continue. But as time went by I tried those work in progress styles on different subjects, and to my amazement found them very useful and giving interesting look to my photos. Both of them worked in color and black and white.

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