Collection of my Capture One -styles

Here are my picks of the styles I have created for Capture One. Get to the download by clicking the name of the style. This list is actually of the ones I have actively in my Custom Styles so I do use them and as such I am constantly updating the styles when the need or cause arises. This post also includes some styles that I haven’t published in separate posts.

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Upgrade to the Ilford Delta 3200 B&W Capture One -style

Following the corrections made to three other B&W film emulations I started the Ilford Delta 3200 -style from the scratch and publish the second iteration. I have now learned better how to avoid color (tone) gradation errors in these styles and while this new version has quite similar tone curve and color luminosity, the real change is in how the different color gradations work. And the impact is huge to the extent I now see the previous version as totally flawed.

You can download the new version here.

Updates to three of my B&W – Capture One -styles: DoubleA, DoubleX and Panchromatic 2238 film

I really hate to see mistakes I have made in my styles. These corrections concern certain gradations that weren’t working right in my previous versions. But the problems I later found are now corrected in these iterations. The corrections do change the luminosity of certain colors more unintentionally than on purpose, but without these changes the gradations would not work smoothly.

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My Nikon Z6 II jpeg settings

While I like to use Capture One to get a variety of looks and moods in post processing I always appreciate that my camera produces jpegs that can be shared “instantly”. With Nikon’s Picture Controls one can change the tone curve, but not tweak the hues of colors of the jpeg-files. And all Nikon Picture Controls have same colors but with different intensity (saturation and lightness) so you really aren’t getting variety of colorscapes by choosing different Picture Control.

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Kodak Panchromatic Color Separation Film 2238 – A B&W Capture One -style

This film was totally unfamiliar to me until recently, but not to film shooting community: it seems to be very popular. The name could make you think it is a color film, but no, it is a B&W film used for cinema. This is the second cinema film-based style I have tinkered lately.

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DoubleX II Capture One -style

This time I have tinkered two new B&W Capture One -styles that are based on cinema films. First comes an iteration of Eastman DoubleX. My previous version was a regular B&W conversion that had contrast, sharpness and clarity based on the look that I have seen in many photos taken with this film. At that time I had no scans that would show how sensitive the film is for different colors and this is now corrected in this new version. I tweaked both sharpness and clarity settings to better emulate certain development I think is better looking than the reference images I used to tweak the earlier version.

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Fujifilm Natura 1600 Capture One -study

This study is about trying to create Fujifilm Natura 1600 film’s colorscape with Capture One. This must have been one of the hardest films for me to mimic with Capture One as my older color wheel layout made some color gradients look unnatural. After lots of attempts I decided to combine some color ranges and thus simplify the color wheel layout. Which on the other hand caused slight compromises especially in brown-orange hues and light reds. Still, I like the color output and name this style according to the film as, at the moment, this is still quite successful attempt at mimicking the film’s colors and look.

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Fujifilm Astia 100F Capture One -style

I admit I had not thought Astia (the real film Astia, not the film simulation) worth a study. I believed that having kind of copied the look of the film simulation there was no reason to explore the look of the film. Just recently I made a study of Agfa CT Precisa film (not published here yet) and when I was checking the outcome of that study I happened to stumble to a decent reference of Astia film. I thought, why not give it a go right away.

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Kodak Vision3 500 – a Capture One -study

The topic for this study is Kodak Vision3 500 Tungsten balanced film. It’s a movie film that has been taken into photography use widely. At least Cinestill has commercialized the use of the film for photography. The look it gives appeals a lot for reasons that aren’t probably logical but more about feelings. You could use a filter to daylight-balance the film but many live with the blue hues it gives in mixed lighting and even in daylight.

When I started using Capture One this particular film was one of my first goals to replicate, or get the aesthetics to my arsenal of possible looks to be used in digital photography. I wasn’t much after the blue colorscape, or the halos that are the side-effect of taking away the Remjet -layer of the film before exposure (like with Cinestill film). When I searched for images taken with this film using a daylight balance-filter I fell in love with the look. And I made and published couple of Capture One -styles of this film then.

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