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Pro Camera Reviews is a web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Using the Fujifilm X100V During Social Distancing (50mm Lenses Too!)

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Pro Camera Reviews is a new web show by the Reviews Team of the Phoblographer. Join Gear Editor Brett Day, Reviews Editor Paul Ip, and Editor in Chief Chris Gampat as they candidly discuss the products they’re actively reviewing and the gear they’ve just reviewed. Open Q and A from the audience towards the end of the show. Every Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Deal Alert: Convert Your Lightroom Presets to Capture One Styles for $29

Now you can easily convert and use your library of Lightroom presets in Capture One with just a few clicks!

We love Capture One here at The Phoblographer because we genuinely believe it is by far the best photo editor around right now. Still, we know that many of you stick with Lightroom because of the vast library of presets that you have created yourself or have purchased over the years. Until now, converting Lightroom Presets to Capture One Styles has been a messy, and often tedious process that yields less than desirable results, but this new converter makes the process easy. With just a few clicks, you can import and convert your LR presets to Capture One with no fuss, and for a limited time, this tool can be yours for just $29! If you’re ready to make the switch and want to take all of the Lightroom presets you own with you, head on past the break to see how it works.

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The Latest Capture One Update MAY Make You Leave Lightroom for Good

Capture One 20 is already superior to Lightroom in many ways, but it still lacks some features that hinder it from exerting total dominance.

A new update is coming to Capture One 20 today. We’ve been testing the beta for the better part of the past month. So far, the improvements included in this update seem quite promising. Chief amongst them is the newly enhanced Heal and Clone tools, and there’s a new Before & After tool as well. Photographers looking to break free from Adobe will also appreciate the new Lightroom catalog importer. The best part: all this is gratis for existing Capture One 20 users! Photographers shooting exclusively with Nikon gear will be glad to know that a Nikon specific version of Capture One 20 will now be available too. Capture One for Nikon is a full-featured version of Capture One Pro available for a reduced cost. The only limit is that it will only work with Nikon raw files, like other brand-specific versions of the software that are already available.

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Video: How to Post Process Your Scanned Slide Film (Kodachrome Too!)

Alaistair Bird shows you how to process the scans of your slide film.

Recently, Mr. Bird showed us how he goes about scanning his slide film at home. Today, we’ve got a video from him showing how he edits the images. If you remember, he did it using a DSLR. It’s a fun project to keep yourself busy and to stay tuned into your hobby while quarantined. But in addition to that, it’s also just something to do. Some folks will like scanning their film using a conventional scanner. But no scanner is anywhere as robust as a full-frame sensor in a camera. So after you’ve got the right lighting, here’s what you do.

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Missing Street Photography? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Indoors

If you love street photography, being quarantined is likely to be your worst nightmare. Here are some things you can do.

Street photography doesn’t exist unless you have streets full of people. Right now, those streets are empty, as all of us remain indoors during the current epidemic. If you practice street photography, there’s a good chance you’re feeling a little forlorn right now. But you shouldn’t. At this moment, you have the opportunity to focus on other areas of the photographic practice while keeping it linked to the genre of photography you love the most.

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How Capture One 20’s Process Will Make You a Better Photo Editor

Got nothing to do right now? Consider teaching yourself Capture One 20.

The editing process in Capture One 20 is far different than Lightroom’s, and it results in many of the images that really make jaws drop. The science behind the editing engine in both Capture One 20 and Lightroom is far different. And while Lightroom is the more popular and more convenient option, Capture One 20 lets you do most of what both Photoshop and Lightroom can if you’re a photographer. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the editing process and the idea of focusing on one thing at a time.

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Video Tutorial: You’re Adding Too Much Clarity. Try This for Sharper Photos

The secret to sharper photos is deeper blacks which make the rest of the scene pop.

When you’re editing a photo, you’ll most likely boost the clarity or the sharpness of the image to make it more appealing. But there’s another trick you may not be aware of. When you edit the black levels of a photo the rest of the scene pops out more. It’s a simple psychology trick that can make someone think the image they’re looking at is much sharper than it really is. Best of all, no one needs to pixel peep your photo. If you’ve got a few minutes, check out our latest tutorial from our YouTube Channel embedded below.

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Learn from Joel Grimes, Chris Orwig, August Dering and More for FREE!

We have found some of the best FREE photography tutorials, eBooks, and presets on the web for you.

Now is the perfect time for us to be learning new skills, and if you’re worried about spending money on tutorials, this roundup will put you at ease: all of the items listed here are free! That’s right, you can learn from Joel GrimesThorsten Von OvergaardChris OrwigAugust Dering, and Nucly without spending a cent! There are free photography tutorials that cover composite photos and Photoshop. You’ll find free Capture One styles, free Lightroom brushes, and free eBooks too. Jump past the break to see all the freebies we rounded up. 

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How You Can Create Cinematic Images for Just $39

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At just $39, you can get cinematic images with this Capture One Styles Pack.

Capture One Pro is an outstanding image editor, and ever since version 12 came along, third parties have been able to design and develop style packs for it. Until now, a lot of those styles packs have been a hundred dollars or more, but those crazy price points are a thing of the past. You can get your hands on a Capture One Styles Pack that will blow you away for just $39. For a limited amount of time, you can save 50% on this Capture One Style Packs from Nathan Elson that will give you gorgeous black and white images and incredible cinematic looks that would take hours to create yourself. Jump past the break to find out more about this deal. 

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Learn How to Edit Portraits Like a Pro in Capture One 20 with This Guide

If you have wondered how the pros edit their portrait images in Capture One 20, you’ll want to see this video guide from Michael Comeau.

Capture One 20 is a seriously powerful, yet sometimes overwhelming piece of photo editing software. Once you come to grips with it, you will never go back to using anything else. If you’re a portrait photographer, have switched to Capture One 20, and are in the process of figuring this piece of software out, you may want to check out Michael Comeau’s latest video where he edits five of his portrait images right before your eyes. Jump past the break for the video and more.

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Capture One 20 Now Supports the Fujifilm XT4 and Fujifilm X100V

The latest update for Capture One 20 is now available, and more cameras got support.

When Fujifilm owners get their brand new cameras, they’ll be delighted to know about the latest Capture One 20 update. The software will give support for both the X-T4 and the X100V. But in addition to that, there are a few bug fixes that have come. Even better, new lens support is also here. That means specifically that the RAW support will be there as will the film simulation support. While most folks like Lightroom, I’m going to strongly encourage everyone to check out Capture One. If you really, truly care about better editing and getting more from your RAW files, you’ll realize that Capture One will do a better job each and every time.

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Follow These 20 Tips and Get More Out of Your Images in Capture One 20

If you have recently made a move from Lightroom to Capture One 20, these tips will bring you up to speed.

We’re huge fans of Capture One 20 here at the Phoblographer, in fact, all of the staff use it to edit their pictures thanks to just how much more we can get out of our RAW files. Now, if you have just made the switch to Capture One 20 as well, and you’re still trying to figure things out, you might be interested in this YouTube Video from Michael Comeau with OnPortraits. Join us after the break to see his top 20 Capture One 20 tips.

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Review: Capture One 20 (More Refined, and More Powerful Than Ever)

Small, yet highly impactful changes make Capture One 20 better than ever.

Capture One has been trying to chip away at the dominance of Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop in the photo editing space for a while. When Capture One 12 was released last year, huge strides were made over previous editions–and the software became more compelling than ever. The staff here at The Phoblographer switched to Capture One 12 because of the greatly enhanced results we were getting from it with our own images. Capture One is incredibly powerfully; there’s simply no denying that it can do more than Lightroom can, and can get more out of RAW and DNG files. But, Capture One 12 still wasn’t perfect. Phase One has been hard at work, and they listened to the feedback that poured in from users around the globe. Their efforts to create the ultimate photo editing software have culminated in Capture One 20. Has Phase One done enough to make Capture One 20 more accessible and easier to use?

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Two Ways to Turn a Negative Into a Positive Image Using Capture One

If you shoot film and are looking for tutorials on how to invert your negative scans using Capture One, we bring two ways to try.

Are you a film photographer new to digitizing your shots using Capture One? It’s easy to get lost in all the controls and functions if you’re moving from one editing software to the next. So, to help you learn the ropes, we bring two quick ways you can invert negative scans of your film snaps, or digitized negatives shot using your DSLR camera, into final positive images.

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Useful Photography Tip #197: The Fujifilm Pastel Look in 4 Steps

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Getting that beautiful Pastel look is great, but would you believe us if we told you there is an easier way to do it than to work with presets? In fact, it doesn’t require a lot of work. Best of all, it can be done in-camera. For the benefit of everyone, we’re going to quickly talk about getting this look in-camera with Fujifilm cameras and with any other camera out there as well. However, due to the way that their colors work, Fujifilm is typically the best at this.

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The Loupedeck Creative Tool Is for the Photographer Who Does Everything

The new Loupedeck Creative Tool is targeting the multi-media creative that needs to operate in a ton of different spheres.

If you’re one of those photographers who edges into other mediums, then the Loupedeck Creative Tool is probably the next peripheral you need. Loupedeck has always created strong peripherals for photographers and videographers, and this latest product is designed to help those who also edit audio and much more. To that end, its ability to integrate with more software on the market make it more scalable and versatile. That translates into wedding photographers also being able to cut a video and edit audio using the same tool–pun not really, but really intended. Although the Loupedeck Creative Tool only uses USB 2.0 A, it has Bluetooth 5 low energy abilities.

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Cheap Photo: This Cinematic Capture One Styles Pack Is Only $39

Now you can get a quality Capture One Styles pack without breaking the bank.

Capture One Pro 12 is an outstanding piece of image editing software. Ever since version 12 came along, third parties have been able to design and develop style packs for it. Up until this point, a lot of the packs have been a hundred dollars or more, but now you can get your hands on a Capture One styles pack that will blow you away for $39. For a limited amount of time, you can save 50% on the brand new Capture One Style Packs from Nathan Elson that will give you gorgeous black and white images and incredible cinematic looks that would take hours to create yourself. Jump past the break to find out more about this deal. Continue reading…

Review: GNARBOX 2.0 (An Almost-Perfect Drive for Travel Photography)

Although it doesn’t yet feel like a finalized product the GNARBOX 2.0 has steadily improved since we began testing it.

While reviewing the GNARBOX 2.0, we discussed our experiences with influencers, photographers, and other members of the press. We have one big thing in common: we travel all the time, and editing on the go is an annoying process. But the GNARBOX 2.0 is trying to solve that issue by helping photographers integrate their editing into the cloud as that’s where things are headed for photographers. But for a segment of us, I don’t believe things are quite there yet. If you’re a user of Adobe Lightroom Mobile and a few other apps, GNARBOX 2.0’s apps will integrate with them and allow for simple, on-the-go editing. But photographers can also use the file and folder system within iOS (if you’re still loyal to the ghost of Steve Jobs). Still though, editing from an iPad Pro isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. More importantly, if you’re more used to using Capture One Pro, you’re going to need to edit on a laptop anyway. And after conversations with a ton of other creatives and testers, I’m unconvinced that GNARBOX 2.0 is ready for market.

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The Latest Capture One Style Pack Embraces the Look of Film, Sort of

The latest Capture One Style Pack is called Reverie, and it’s in collaboration with the founder of LOOKSLIKEFILM.

Today Capture One users can pick up the Reverie style pack that was done with Lukas Pitatek, the founder of LOOKSLIKEFILM. The community known for making photographers who’ve never loaded a roll of Tri-X think that their images look like film is extending their wealth of knowledge via this pack for a cool $39. This includes four color presets, four black and white presets, four soft variants of the color presets, and HSL tones, and grain simulations. They’re available today for purchase, and we took a quick look through them as we’ve had maybe two hours to play with them and write about them for this blog post before publishing.

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You Really Should Stop Over-Photoshopping Your Landscape Images

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What if we told you that you can make beautiful landscape images without Photoshopping them to death.

Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One, and any photo editing software out there (including Instagram) can help make our images look great. As good as these programs are though, they can easily be abused. Unfortunately, there seems to be a growing trend where photographers are taking things too far during post, especially when it comes to landscape images. The world is a beautiful place, but there are many hell-bent on making their landscape images look like something from an alien planet. When you over-process your pictures, you’re doing the scene zero justice. You’re just destroying what would otherwise have been a gorgeous image. Let’s talk about this after the break. Continue reading…