Today, Capture One is announcing two new style packs under their new Latitude series: Pacific and Infinite Peaks. These were put together in collaboration with photographers Bryan Minear and John Schell. They’re designed for a variety of different needs; both of these shooters come from different backgrounds. In each style pack, which will run you $34 for a limited time, you’ll get a few presets (or styles) to apply to your imagery and manipulate however you’d like. If you want both, you’ll be able to grab them for $49 for a limited time. Like all other Capture One style packs, they’re easy to import into your software and immediately begin working with. We took a look at them before release and they may be our favorite official packs, even over the Editorial. However, they’re still not beating RNI Films.
From the press release:
Capture One Latitude Styles are precisely-developed presets that are designed and tested to work with an extensive variety of images. They adjust the overall look and feel of any image with one click and can be tuned to suit individual taste. With the option to add each Style as a layer and control its intensity, as well as use multiple layers and Styles per image, Capture One Styles can serve as a starting point, a finishing touch or to give a specific nuanced flair.
Both ‘Pacific’ and ‘Infinite Peaks’, the new Latitude Style packs, include a diverse set of Styles that complement each other, while providing enough variation to suit any scene. The wide selection of Styles offer endless possibilities to create professional and distinguished editorial images, be it fashion, street, travel, wedding, portraiture, or any other genre of your editorial work.
Both the Pacific and the Infinite Peaks style packs have a variety of looks. While I feel Pacific lends itself more towards some very warm tones mixed in with added film grain effects, I think Infinite Peaks exhibits a more bright and airy look. For portraiture, a photographer can go with either or; there are photographic styles (pun not intended) that skew one way or another. Part of figuring out which one you should go with comes with recognizing how you edit and what color palette you edit for. Luckily, these aren’t set in stone and you can use them as a base to continue to edit from as you please. This is how many photographers create their own looks for their clients.
Personally speaking, I like both. My white balancing tends to be more towards the way film works, but at times I tend to go warmer. For that reason, I could easily see myself using both of these packs. However, I’m going to admit that the pricing seems a bit high on them.
For landscapes and cityscapes, both packs are good, but you may want to reach for the Pacific pack if you’re going for lush, green grass, or a city. However, Yukon can offer some pretty unconventional places to start from if you’re willing to do a bit more work and messing around.
Objectively speaking, I’d buy the package deal for the new Latitude series: Pacific and Infinite Peaks. To me, they make no sense to be purchased individually. They both do different things. But here is the kicker: you’re either going to like them or you’re not. There is no in-between here. If you want a fuller and more robust style pack then I encourage everyone to check out what RNI Films offers. Capture One’s Editorial, Cinematic, and Seasonal packs are otherwise capable of offering a lot more.