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.

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

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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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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Monochrome+R film simulation

All the merit for this particular film simulation setting goes to Kevin Mullins that calls this setting “Padilla” after Darcy Padilla. You can check Kevin’s thoughts and photos taken with this setting in his site https://f16.click/tips/fujifilm-jpeg-settings.html

Why posting about the same simulation setting then? I want to list in my blog the simulations I like and use and give some more photos to show how the setting looks like.

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Fuji Velvia film simulation

There is probably nothing I could add to the vast information available of this film and film simulation. I personally don’t care if the simulation is accurate representation of the film or not, but I really love the bold colors of this film simulation. I use Velvia for anything nature related.

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New blog – the purpose

My journey with Fuji X cameras has been relatively short. I bought a Fuji X-H1 on March 2018.

My photography is quite limited, as I am taking mostly photos of my daughter’s dressage riding, our horse, and occasionally some personal hobby photos.

The X-H1 was the only camera that had low enough shutter sound (and I mean mechanical shutter) for the time being with suitable lenses to be used in quiet very low-light indoor-arenas with relatively high shutter speeds (1/500 sec. minimum).

I previously had a Canon DSLR (that sounded like a machine gun in quiet environments) that had beautiful colors, but I was practically stuck with only one look in photos. Fuji appealed to me also because it had more color choices in-camera, I was especially dreaming of the B&W options as I never was very good in post processing and felt hopeless with raw-converters.

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