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How to create stunning black and white images

While there’s minimal work involved in turning a color image into black and white, there’s a few more steps to creating stunning black and white photography. Brand Ambassador Martin Bailey shares his workflow on one of his images, showing his process to emphasize the level of control you have in Capture One. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial that accompanies this blog post to see Martin’s edits in action. If you don’t already have Capture One – make sure to download a 30-day free trial here. Each year, I travel to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, to lead my minimalist winter landscape photography tour. Much of the work I make from the locations we visit is converted to black and white, and Capture One enables me to create beautifully toned black and white images without the need for third party plugins. Being able to work directly on my raw files affords me a number of important benefits. I can save on disk space, because I don’t have to save large PSD or TIFF files. I …


Analyzing an image before retouching is a crucial element to achieving a beautiful and natural result. You can learn all the techniques in the world, but if you don’t know what to retouch, applying those long hours of training may prove complicated. Thanks to Capture One 11 and the brand-new Annotations tools, this whole process can be made easy and visual to help you streamline your workflow and communicate better.   Why use annotations? Annotations are fantastic for many reasons and different people. From the photographer to the retoucher, or the makeup artist and artistic director, everyone has a say when working on set. The photographer may ask the retoucher for a specific color grading, the makeup artist may notice something that will need some retouching later, or the artistic director may require a new crop to satisfy the client’s needs. Whatever it is, up until now you probably had to open up a text file and take notes of what had to be done on which image. Thanks to the new Annotations feature in …

Top Things to Love About Capture One 11

Capture One has been blurring the boundaries between RAW processing and photo editing and retouching for quite some time now, and version 11 continues to take that philosophy one step further with a number powerful of enhancements. With this latest release from Phase One, there’s a lot to love about the product, and here are a few of my favorite things.