A quick update to my Astia 100F slide film look-a-like Capture One -style. The update skips one unpublished update and adds the latest update to colors. You can download the updated version from here.
You can read the old post of this style here.
I have been updating my Capture One styles one by one to correct some overlapping color editor (color wheel) settings that have caused uneven tone gradations. This time I publish my corrected Ilford Delta 3200 inspired style.Continue reading Update to Ilford Delta 3200 Capture One -style (version III)
This is my on-going study on the look of the obsolete Kodachrome 64 slide film in Capture One. For this VI version I changed my approach a bit. Earlier versions were taking the film’s color scheme but ended to be more polished and jack-of-all-trades, especially suited for people photography. This time I studied how close I could get the more rude look of the original slide film. And I made compromises – and didn’t achieve a look that one would point at and say: “That looks like Kodachrome 64 to me”. But overall I ended up creating a look that you might find interesting.Continue reading Kodachrome64 Capture One -style study – version VI
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.
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.Continue reading Updates to three of my B&W – Capture One -styles: DoubleA, DoubleX and Panchromatic 2238 film
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.Continue reading Kodak Panchromatic Color Separation Film 2238 – A B&W 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.Continue reading DoubleX II Capture One -style
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.Continue reading Fujifilm Natura 1600 Capture One -study
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.Continue reading Fujifilm Astia 100F Capture One -style
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