This time I decided to commit some time for the black&white look. I studied different looks, like Ilford FP4 and and HP5 Plus before I started studying the T-Max 400. HP5 seems very popular in digital form and having seen it available at quite high price from The Archetype Process (TAP), I decided I just try these looks before making a purchase. TAP makes wonderful work with films to get them to digital era and I am sure I would not regret buying the black&white pack from them if I was sure I liked the look of HP5.
When I finished my study for the HP5 I decided to compare it to the T-Max 400 and gave it a go also. What I found out is that, at least with my abilities to make the styles and see differences, they basically looked the same. There are differences in the blues for example (err, the greys presenting the blues), but most important difference I found was with the pink tones, like lips. HP5 rendered lips and pinks very lightly and here is where T-Max seemed to look more natural and, better, giving more 3D to the light skins. So, I finished a style with the look of the T-Max 400 in my mind.
Continue reading Kodak T-Max 400 Capture One -style -study
The fourth iteration of one of my favorite film looks changes practically everything from my previous iterations. This is even more closely based on the original’s colors.
Continue reading Fujifilm 160NS Capture One -study (Version IV)
Probably everyone who has shot portraits with film knows this film, even though it now is discontinued. And the amount of presets or styles giving the look of this film is enormous. I tried this look earlier but didn’t succeed with it and scrapped the whole project. But I wanted to try again, and here I add one more style to the sea of film emulations of this film.
Continue reading Fujifilm 400h – 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.
Continue reading Fujifilm NHG800, a Capture One – style study
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.
Continue reading Modern K64 III 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.
Continue reading PortraMood 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 :-).
Continue reading P400 V Capture One -style
The name of this new style is bolder than what I want it to be, but I just couldn’t figure another name as this style is a study of Kodachrome 64.
Continue reading Modern K64 Daylight 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.
Update 1.7.2022: I do have many newer versions of the Kodachrome64-look and there is no longer reason to share this old version. Check out the new one.
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.
Continue reading Monochrome Muted Capture One -style