It might not be as ubiquitous as Adobe Lightroom, but Capture One Pro is arguably a better piece of software for those wanting to truly get the most out of their images. Today, Phase One has launched Capture One Pro 9, the latest and most advanced iteration of its post-processing software.
Archives for November 2015
Over the last few weeks, we shared a few retouching tutorials, there was one about color and one about masks (and a few others here and there). If you are shooting for yourself then practice comes easy, you use the files you shot.
But if you want to practice retouching (and leave photography for another time) you are in a pickle. Where do you get photos to work on? Right here!
(And then Missy took it way down regarding photography–so far down, that she referred to herself in the 3rd person. xoxo)
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.
I have no idea how to wear a scarf without looking like it’s 1974 and I am constantly changing my online passwords because I can’t remember them. I am not skilled at statistics and conducting a simple cost analysis makes me break out in hives.
But…I think about things. A lot.
And one of the things I’ve been thinking about recently is why photographers stopped selling paper prints. And I have a theory.
We’ve seen our fair share of interesting stabilization rigs, but this one might just take the cake. It’s a Mobius action cam strapped to the top of a tri-blade boomerang.
Created by Victor Poulin of Boomerangs by Vic, this contraption uses a freely rotating swivel in the dead center of the boomerang and keeps the camera facing one direction using a dedicated rudder attached to the camera.
I remember chatting with Benjamin Von Wong on Facebook one day, and him inviting me to this Facebook group that would involve his next adventure. Months later, this story came across my desk and I had to jump on it and made sure I got to share it with all of you! If you are unfamiliar with Von Wong’s work I suggest you take a look at his site after you read about this project. What happens when you take creative minds like Benjamin Von Wong and Kelly DeLay, plus a crew of talented storm chasers, photographers, and a community of friends and fans, and send them out into the midwestern United States into some very strong storms?
Come out of that storm cellar and take a look at the imagery and the story behind it!
If you are doing projects that require traveling with gear, props or costumes you know that a major risk is getting your gear inspected and messed up by the TSA. Especially the gear that goes in the belly of the plane, where you can’t explain first handed what it is.
Most “regular” bag content can take a bit of rough search, what’s the worst that can happen? A wrinkled Hawaiian t-shirt? Delicate gear and costumes, however, deserve a more delicate treatment. Kat Gray of Valkyrie Studios shared a very insightful tip on how to let the TSA know that they should be careful. Kat places a note telling the TSA what are the weird things in the bag and how they should be treated. She is also very precise when describing the box content, and highlighting the fact that it took a lot of work to create the things inside the box. All that while showing nothing but respect to the TSA team doing their jobs.