It’s no secret to those that follow my work, I have aligned myself professionally with Phase One. No, they are not paying me to do so. They simply have one of the finest camera systems in the world, which I happily own and shoot with (my Phase One 645 DF+ with IQ140 back), and have developed one of the most advanced tethering and RAW processing software on the market.
I’m excited to finally announce the new Phase One Capture One Pro 7 raw processing software. I’ve been working behind the scenes for months on helping with the product release. This new generation Capture One is a leap forward with its brand new image processing engine and catalog organization system among other improvements. If you’re unfamiliar with Capture One, its the leading software that allows you to not only shoot tethered with 35mm to medium format digitals, but offers the most detailed raw image processing controls out on the market today.
Capture One Pro 7 is the professional choice in imaging software. It gives photographers the highly responsive, precision tools they need to create stunning out-of-the-box images from leading high-end cameras.
Raw Processing: Capture One Pro 7 features the world’s most advanced image processing engine, with a brand new Bayer Interpolation Method, that will allow you to achieve vastly superior image quality with excellent color and fine detail from your camera’s raw files.
Tailor-Made Camera Profiles: Each supported camera is tested and fine tuned extensively by our image quality team to create a bespoke profile that brings out the very best.
Noise Reduction: Professionals will enjoy the improved out of the box noise reduction, especially improved for higher ISO images. To reduce noise, every camera is optimized by our image quality experts. For you as a professional this means you can shoot with higher ISO more confidently than ever before.
Highlight and Shadow Recovery: Perfect high-contrast scenes by recovering blown out highlights and opening up dark shadows. Use the improved HDR tool to bring out details and contrast in the shadows and highlights, even in images taken under difficult light conditions.
Local Adjustments: Use the improved local adjustments like gradient mask, fill mask and auto mask, to fine-tune the details in targeted areas of your images. The non-destructive local adjustments let you edit selective parts of an image for unlimited creative control and results.
Search and Filtering: The new advanced search and filtering option ensures that you can always find your images quickly and easily with specific criteria. Although your originals are offline, you can still browse, search and even adjust your images.
Catalogs: A catalog is the primary method of photo organization and viewing in Capture One Pro 7. A catalog contains all the information needed to find and display any image added to the Catalog, within one portable and sharable file.
I helped Phase One put together this short video showcasing what I love about the new Capture One Pro 7. Check it out below:
“Get the Best of Both Worlds Used together, the two pieces of software give you the tools to bring out the best in your raw files and style your images for the perfect creative look. Use Capture One Pro 6’s raw processing engine to get the ultimate image quality and use the many photographic filters in Color Efex Pro 4 to get the creative look you want. Save $149 on your purchase, and buy this great software bundle for $350. The offer is valid until September 2nd.
Buy the software bundle“
Check out the 2 videos below. Part 1 is the actual shoot itself and part 2 is where I discuss my lighting and show part of my post production process.
I shot these with a 1.2k hot light par and a few strobes (as you will see in the video). I used fog machines to create a dramatic environment and to allow the beams of light to carry in the shot. I used mix light sources with different light temperatures to create a warm/cool effect in the photos.