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.
In addition to these styles I own and use styles sold by The Archetype Process.
My hobby for a long time has been tuning these styles and learning new things from colors (and grays). I do time to time explore new looks and add the resulting styles here. I am not claiming perfect styles, but I do test these styles extensively before publishing and they mostly suit to many kind of photos, not just some certain edited images. There of course might be color-problems I haven’t noticed or solved, but do correct them when possible. I have done some so-so styles in the past, and hope to up the game. At least I think these styles listed here now are all quite premium :-).
I hope these inspire you to make your own versions of these, use them as is, or even make your own from the scratch. If you ever want to publish your photos with these styles, drop a link below. Or if you want to share your styles, contact me and I can showcase them here. I though reserve the right to publish well tested and good quality ones, if possible.
I understand that some people end up selling their presets/styles. It is okay to me. I don’t want to compete there as the money flow would probably be too little to me to bother. My hope from the beginning was that there would be a community that shares Capture One -styles they make. I haven’t seen such during these years, and kinda feel a bit lonely here. Whatever, I do make these for myself, and share them freely here if anyone is interested.
I have created B&W -styles mimicking existing B&W films, some that are conversions from my color-styles and some styles that are made after my vision and preference.
|Contrasty B&W -style that is based on my own vision of how a contrasty B&W film should look. One of my all-time favorite B&W -looks. It got an update to sharpness, clarity and grain.|
|Medium contrast B&W -style that is based on my own vision. This is my “bravura”, subtle and one could say “polite”, but with enough contrast, grain and “film look”. Suits for about everything, but especially people and portrait photography. It got an update to sharpness, clarity and grain.|
|Low contrast B&W -style that is after a “certain” popular look when ever such is needed. It got an update to clarity and grain.|
|Eastman DoubleX and my DoubleA|
|VERY flat B&W -style mimicking the Eastman DoubleX B&W movie film. The DoubleX was more of a study than useful look to me and was a base for the DoubleA -style. The DoubleA -style is more analogous look with less crispness and is practically more pleasing. These styles got updates to sharpness, clarity and grain.|
|Ilford HP5 Plus|
|A B&W -style mimicking Ilford HP5 Plus 400 B&W film. Popular film, but for me more of a study as I like Kodak T-Max 400 more. This gives lighter pinks and skins than the T-Max, so depending on your needs and vision this might be your preferred choice.|
|A B&W -style mimicking Ilford FP 4 125 B&W film. More of a study for me as I like some other, less subtle, looks more. For some reason this is a B&W look that looks good when all others don’t.|
|Ilford Delta 3200|
|A B&W -style mimicking Ilford Delta 3200 B&W film. More of a study for me as I like some other looks more. But this gives nicely soft look in case that is needed for the image.|
|Kodak T-Max 400|
|A B&W -style mimicking Kodak T-Max 400 B&W film. My pick amongst the film based B&W -styles that I have created because of how it handles light skin tones and pinks like lips.|
I have created color -styles mimicking existing color-films, some styles based loosely on some film-look and some styles that are made after my vision and preference.
|This is an evolving style for me and at it’s current iteration it is based on the colorscape of Kodachrome64 film but is modernized and tuned to work with people photography especially. I have used and plan to use a lot of time to tune this to my liking so it is my preferred color-look when I want warm tones. At it’s current version it has some deliberate color shifts that might make it hard to tune what comes to the white balance, but it sure is worth this (at least for me). Very contrasty and saturated with warm tones. I have dropped the ball with Portra -styles as I bought The Archetype Process’ Kodak pack that includes gorgeous Portra styles. This Kodachrome64 -style though is in the same ballpark as Portra and I think there is no reason to tune both. The file includes also a B&W conversion of this style.|
|A style that is now more of a study for me than a style that I would use frequently. It is based on the colorscape of Kodak Vision3 500T tungsten balanced movie film (without the halos that are caused by removing the RemJet-layer “before shooting” like in the commercialized CineStill 800 -film). Very flat and unsaturated and screams for colorgrading.|
|Fujifilm NHG II 800|
|A study of the Fujifilm NHG II 800 professional film of the yesteryears. It has the sweetest look I have ever seen and it’s skin tones make you spin around of pure joy. Definitely for people photography! It’s greens have been updated from previous versions.|
|Fuji’s classic look imitated with my twists and preferences.|
|Fuji’s beautiful film simulation imitated with my twists and preferences. Basically very useful for portrait photography, but is now surpassed with my other styles.|
|Fujifilm Astia 100F|
|A study of the Fujifilm Astia 100F slide-film. With it’s subdued colors and emphasis on the realistic looking skin tones, well, it is mainly usable for people photography.|
|My preferred settings for the Capture One’s ProStandard -curve of my camera. This works as a starting point for further tweaking.|
|A study of the Kodak Gold 200 film. I cannot put my finger on it, but it lacks a bit of punch and depth of warm colors. But then again, these are exactly the things that make this look.|
Here are some sample pics processed with the above listed styles.