Portra 400 V b – an upgrade to the style

I published my study of Portra 400 -look earlier here. It was based on less than ideal colorchart-version and I wanted, like with the Fujifilm’s NHG II 800 -style, to re-tune this style. Thus the version V b as the base work is the same but with tuned colors.

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Updated Fujfilm NHG II 800 -Capture One -style

After publishing the style mimicking Fujifilm’s NHG II 800 -film earlier this month I was concerned why I couldn’t match the skin colors and red colors. After different tests I changed my colorchart photo I have been using as a matching tool. I know, I am learning all the time and don’t expect professional results from a hobby photographer like me.

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Fujifilm NHG800, a Capture One – style study

I was not going to make this one a new style for Capture One. I found a good reference for Fujifilm’s NHG II 800 color film, but I didn’t think that this film would be nice enough to finish as a style, and I decided to quickly check how the film would look through my hands.

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Modern K64 III Capture One -style

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I have been tuning some Portra based Capture One -styles and Kodachrome 64 based Capture One -style parallel to each other. I wanted to create a good base setting for the Capture One color wheel that I could use tuning many other styles too. I published the Portra 400 look-a-like style already, and it is time to publish my efforts with the Kodachrome 64 look. This time I used a quite good reference scan as my base and I think the accuracy of colors in this style is quite high compared to the original scan.

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PortraMood Capture One -style

This style I is a replication of an for me unknown look I found in the internet. I really don’t know the photographer, I don’t know the medium it was taken with (though I think it was taken on film), and I don’t know what kind of post processing was involved in the final image that I copied this look from. What I know is that it looked beautiful and gave me the impression of a certain Portra 160 look that I have been working through.

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P400 V Capture One -style

For the last two months I’ve spent enormous time with Capture One tweaking couple of styles. The style I started with was the Portra 400 -look I have many times approached with different methods and different results. During the process I suddenly jumped to tweak a look that I have not liked so much, but nevertheless I spent a lot of time studying and tweaking a Portra 160 -style. But again I jumped to another look, my another never-ending style, Kodachrome 64. I jumped between all these styles and most of my time went on making a color wheel setup that would work as a base for all of them. I think I made, counting all these three studies, more than 200 iterations. My eyes got sore, for sure :-).

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P400 III Capture One -style

This is an evolution of one of my studies, Kodak Portra 400 looking Capture One -style. This version combined the earlier “Gold Dust” version with many other tweaks to the colors of previous versions. The colors in this version are based on a comparison of colors charts taken with the Portra 400 film. Not an exact match but closer than ever before.

I set the white balance at 5600K (and zero bias) and depending on the subject you have to pick your preferred white balance. I sometimes like to use the 5600K setting, but mostly tweak it to my taste.

If you like Portra 400 film’s look you probably are gonna like this too, as the warmth and colors and halo effect are similar. I picked the noise pattern to my taste but it gives, at least to me, a resemblance of film grain.

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Obsolete III Capture One -style

This style is having it’s third iteration. It has been an ongoing study of making a Kodachrome look-a-like style for Capture One. The first and second iterations had beautiful look but at the same time there were some color problems that I first could not figure out. This third iteration comes right at the heels of the second iteration and finally I think I solved the problems I had with the colors. These problems were technical problems that were caused by my mistake of making overlapping colors in color editor. The third iteration is still beautiful to me, but I lost a bit of deepness in certain colors when I corrected the look. Still, this is worth publishing and especially, while a bit different from the previous iterations, it gives beautiful alternative for my other styles. And I hope I can finally leave this style in it’s current state.

And here is the link to download the style:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kt45b25K0OL2xX5Cp-SWT5tXlaiAQtfl/view?usp=sharing

Monochrome Muted Capture One -style

This style is a study of converting the NS160 III Capture One -style to a monochrome style. The color version is suitable for portrait photography, at least it is mimicking the Fuji’s beautiful 160NS film that was especially meant to be used for people photography. I found out that the monochrome conversion needed some slight tuning, but overall it worked as is as an independent monochrome style.

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