Tutorial Video: Editing a Black and White Photo in Capture One 12

In Capture One 12, it’s pretty easy to get a better black and white image with just a bit of thought and understanding.

Capture One 12 is out now, and we’ve given it an Editor’s Choice Rating. We’re very aware that more of you are interested in working with the system and so we recently finished a video we published to our YouTube channel all about how to create a better black and white photo using two specific images. Capture One gets right into it by giving you a specific area for a conversion to black and white along with the manipulation. My goal here was to create an image inspired by the look of Sin City–but without the spot color.

In this video, we show two images from a shoot we did for Canon. and we delve deeper into the editing of the photos. We first look at the images and analyze what colors are there. You can then see how, when you go ahead and edit the photo, there are different things that change pretty drastically. This is all due to the white balance of the photo–as you shift the balance, the edit shifts accordingly.

If you’re one of those folks who goes into Lightroom and simply messes around, then Capture One might not be for you. Capture One is a piece of software designed for editors who have confidence in their photo editing abilities and want to take it further.

We’re going to work on putting together more videos like this if there is interest. And if there are specific requests, we’ll create those for our audience as well. But for the majority of readers of the Phoblographer, we genuinely feel like Capture One 12 is going to answer all the problems that you’ve had with Lightroom. You’ll also see just how much faster it is.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.