New blog, background and purpose

I am a 50 year old guy living in Finland. My hobbies are nowadays mostly related to photography and birdwatching.

I have earlier had some other blogs. One of them was in English and was named according to the photography gear I then owned, specifically Fujitography. I concentrated on that blog to in-camera film simulations and free styles I made for Capture One to be used for example with Capture One Express Fujifilm.

I have never liked making user aliases or blog names according to some gear I own or use because such names becomes obsolete at some point. And at a point I changed my camera-system I decided to start a new blog. The name for this blog is a word-play. I don’t want to limit the content to Capture One, so the name is more broadly about photography’s main element, the moment of “capture”, though you get the hint of Capture One in the name.

So, what I want to offer here? First things first: I don’t want to showcase my photography. It is not good and probably no other than me-myself is interested in it, if even me. But during the long hours used for searching a community that shares free styles for Capture One – I found none. And that is what I wanted to do: share some interesting styles for others, either to be used as is or as an inspiration or basis for one’s own styles.

So I used my previous blog to share the styles. My main goal was that anyone using a free Capture One Express that they can use with Fuji RAW-files could use these styles. But as I understood that the usage of my styles didn’t need to be limited to Fuji RAW-files, the previous blog-name became a burden that probably prevented wider recognition of my efforts.

Now I hope that I can share my, and even possibly your’s, Capture One -styles here to a wider audience. In case you have made styles that you feel possible to share to the community for free, I’ll try to share them too here, with some example photos of your’s possibly.

I might occasionally write something about gear I use or some news I have observed. At the moment I use Nikon Z-gear, more precisely Nikon Z6 II. The reason to change from Fujifilm system based on X-H1 -camera was mostly about predicting the future needs and that awesome viewfinder the Z6 II had. My old eyes gets now long wanted relief with such a sight and I really see clear maturing in EVF quality with Nikon system.

And some copyright notices. All photos presented in this blog are the copyright of their creators. One can not copyright a style, though one could still ask a price for sharing such. The styles marked on this site as free are such, shared without any cost. Just download them and install in Capture One. The styles might not be premium, but I personally test my styles with many many different raw-files to check that they work in wider usage scenarios unless otherwise noted. I don’t specifically fine-tune the styles for different cameras and so you might want to change the camera type within the style and save it to your later use. I use “linear (Response) curve” for the styles that I make so they can be used readily by any camera outputting raw-files.