I recently took a trip to western Pennsylvania for work. It is a beautiful area, and I wanted to get some photography in. I was able to bring along enough photography gear to get out a couple of mornings and evenings to get some great photographs. Here are some things to keep in mind while taking a non-photography trip to get the most out of your opportunity. Continue reading “Photography While Traveling For Business”
Episode 8 of Four Edit Friday, a church at sunset
This is the photograph I used in the “Why I Shoot RAW” post, and includes several treatments, including using selective warming, silhouetted skyline, and massive shadow recovery. Continue reading “Four Edit Friday 8, Churchyard Sunset”
Episode 7 of Four Edit Friday, a blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin.
Old World Wisconsin is a historical reenactment site, that features old houses and buildings from around Wisconsin, and hundreds of volunteers (and some employees.)
This image worked well black and white edits, so it is the rare 3 B&W edits. Continue reading “Four Edit Friday 7 – Blacksmith”
More software is going to a subscription model, which offers the benefits of a smaller up front cost and distributing the cost over multiple lower payments. The downsides are that there is a constant cost, and in most cases the cost of the subscription will overtake the cost of perpetual license and upgrades.
So, which is a better deal for Capture One users? Let’s look at the costs. These are current as of February 2017, and are taken from phaseone.com, and are subject to change at any time. Continue reading “Capture One – Comparing Perpetual License vs. Subscription”
Episode 6 of Four Edit Friday, an abandoned motel.
This is a motel off of Hwy 41 in Wisconsin, probably closed since there were no exits near the motel.
The edits include a day to night look, which was fun in Capture One. Continue reading “Four Edit Friday 6 – Motel”
Want to waste less money, time, and effort in your outdoor shooting? Going places that don’t have the right views, wrong light, or the wrong angle of the light and you can wind up with sub-par shots, or missing them entirely. With this post, I will show you how to use some websites and apps to better plan location shoots, so you can better use your time and resources. Let’s take a look at the tools I used to plan this shot weeks before I actually took it. Continue reading “Digital Scouting”
As part of my ongoing series of Capture One editing videos, here is one of an edit of a barn at sunrise shot. Continue reading “Editing a Sunrise Shot”
In this episode, we work on a picture I took at Cave Point County Park, in Door County, WI. As usual, the edits are done in Capture One Pro 10. Continue reading “Four Edit Friday 5 – Boat Light”
In this episode, we work on a picture I took at Cave Point County Park, in Door County, WI. As usual, the edits are done in Capture One Pro 10.
The initial edit is a standard edit
The second edit has exaggerated color and clarity.
Black and white. This is a higher contrast edit, which I prefer for this image.
Selective reduced clarity for a soft focus effect. The picture takes on a more dreamy quality with the softer focus and muted colors.
Which do you prefer? I think on this one I like the second photo. I would probably not use the soft focus effect much, but it is something interesting to play with.
Which do you prefer, or what would you have done differently? Please leave a comment below.