Tag: Capture One Pro

Amazon Spheres in Seattle

Today was the second time that I’ve been able to get into the Amazon Spheres. We got our tickets online about a month ago, and today was perfect weather for it – rainy and grey. Last time, I brought along a wide angle lens and shot HDR, and I was really pleased with the shots. ...

Harry Potter Tea at British Bites

For low light, and I mean really low light – when you need autofocus, the Sony a7r III and 24mm f/1.4 GM are where you need to go. The lights were super dim, and the windows blocked out, but autofocus worked like a champ, and the touch screen is quite useful. While the Sony has ...

Tacoma Night Market at Alma Mater

During the cold, dark, and dreary Saturday nights of the late fall, there’s an evening market in Tacoma that’s been going on for many years now, but this is the first time we’ve had a chance to check it out. Food, drink, sweets, new and old -there’s ton stuff you didn’t know you could live ...

Downtown Tacoma Holiday Haul Crawl

Tacoma’s downtown Christmas shopping bonanza was a big nothing, but we all had a great time. Tinkertopia had a two hour workshop for the kids, while Vanessa and I were able to go out and have a wonderful lunch at En Rama – of course, I had to bring along my camera. This was the second time I had ...

Senior Photos and a Review of the Godox AD200

I was a better photographer a decade ago. Back then, cameras didn’t have as much dynamic range as the do now. Raw photo editing software couldn’t bring out all of the details that today’s software can. High ISO meant lots of noise. You really had to control the light to get great images. That meant ...

Alternatives to Lightroom: PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX, and Luminar 2018 Review

Recently, I contacted the developers of PhotoNinja, SILKYPIX 8 Pro, and Luminar 2018. When I asked to review their software, all of them were very kind, and provided me with full copies for review. Here is my unbiased review of each of them, the pros, the cons, what I liked, and didn’t like. Since Lightroom. Capture ...

Lutify.Me Review – 3D LUTS in Capture One

Always on the lookout for ways to make my photo editing better and easier, I found a company call Lutify.Me. They specialize in LUTs (look up tables) for photo and video, but what piqued my curiosity was this page here. They advertise using LUTs in Capture One. They’ve basically created custom ICC profiles for Capture ...

RNI All Films 4 – Lite for Capture One Pro Review

Film. Glorious film. Even though I never really shot with film, there’s undeniably a certain aesthetic that analog provided. Over the years, I’ve used DxO Film, Alien Skin Exposure, VSCO Film presets for Lightroom, Mastin Labs, and VSCO for iOS. With each of them, I found issues: DxO Film – Quite a nice product when ...

Milton Memorial Day

Shot on the Fuji X-H1 with the 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Processed using Capture One and Photolemur (Perfectly Clear crashed and would respond). It was midday sunlight and quite bright with harsh shadows, but Fuji files tend to handle those kinds of large contrasts really well.

Goodbye Adobe aka Lightroom Sucks

It’s really been years since Adobe has really made any substantial updates to Lightroom. More importantly, their image processing algorithms aren’t up to par with a lot of their competitors. Also, their Lightroom software tends to bog down even the fastest machines. I’ve already been using competing video editing suites to Adobe for years due ...

1970s Leica Leitz Canada 90mm Tele-Elmarit-M f/2.8 Review – Part Two

This Presidents Day weekend, our family headed down to Long Beach, WA. Time to bring along the 90mm Tele-Elmarit-M f/2.8, and test out this lens some more. Previously, I wasn’t too impressed with the sharpness of this less wide open, nor it’s contrast. Granted, I’ve been spoiled with modern Summicrons like the 28mm, 50mm, and ...

First Real World Test of the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Rode VideoMic Pro Plus shot on the Sony a6500.

Uncle Anthony is visiting this week, and we celebrated his 31st birthday last night. This was the first time I really I had a chance to shoot some stills (other than test shots) with the new Sigma 16mm lens. The lighting was indeed poor – only a CFL chandelier overhead, but the lens focused slower ...

Photolemur 2.2 Spectre Video Review

Post processing is my least favorite part of photography. It’s time consuming, takes a lot of time, and did I mention how long it takes? Quite often I shoot events with hundreds photos to be delivered. If this were my full time paid gig, then I would spend and budget quite a bit of time ...

Milton Santa Sleigh – Merry Christmas

Yesterday was the city of Milton’s annual Santa Sleigh through town. It’s the third year that I’ve been able to ride around in the sleigh with Santa and his posse. We stop by all of the apartment complexes, go through various neighborhoods, stop by the two major retirement homes, and even go through the grocery ...