The Sony a7s III Has Epic Autofocus for Street Photography

Sony came to our new office in Queens, NY to show us the Sony a7s III and use it for street photography.

Much of the coverage already online around the Sony a7s III has been in use for video. Naturally, we’re a photography first website–and the photographers I’ve known who’ve used the predecessors to the Sony a7s III mostly did street photography, documentary work, and ambient light portraiture with neon colors. If you’ve never seen Daniel Schaefer’s Tumblr, know that a lot of it is with the Sony a7s original and vintage lenses. Indeed, there’s something magical about vintage glass and low-resolution full-frame sensors like the 12MP one in the Sony a7s III. But street photography requires either great zone focusing lenses or super-fast autofocus. And the Sony a7s III didn’t really disappoint us.

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Tip #200: How to Print a Digital Picture to Look Like a Film Print

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Today’s tip is our 200th! And we’re very excited to bring it to you! We’ve been looking at what you’ve been putting into the search engine on our website and figured we’d create this piece of content just for you folks. There’s lots of information online on how to make your digital photo look like a film photo, but those photos often lack that film photo aesthetic when printed. And in fact, many of you were looking for how to do something just like this. It’s a process that starts in the post-production stage and transfers to the printing stage. Here’s how you do it!

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Capture One’s Beyond Collection Gives Your Images a Film Inspired Look

The Capture One Beyond Collection offers a lot of versatile styles for photographers that have a fondness for classic analog imagery.

Capture One is introducing two new style packs today: Beyond B&W and Beyond Film. These style packs take inspiration from timeless black and white images and classic film emulsions, respectively. While created with classic film stocks and imagery in mind, the Beyond Collection aren’t designed to emulate the look of film emulsions like styles from RNI or Mastin Labs do. Both new style packs were created to provide a quick and repeatable workflow for photographers and photo editors. Like other style packs from Capture One, the Beyond Collection styles packs installs easily with a simple double click and work right out of the box. We got a chance to test-drive these new styles before their public release. Head on after the jump to check out the results.

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The Closest They’ve Come to a Perfect Camera: Fujifilm X100V Review

The Fujifilm X100V is a fantastic camera in so many ways, but it’s got a few minor setbacks.

Testing the Fujifilm X100V during the COVID 19 scare has been a pleasing challenge. Of the cameras that I’ve tested this year so far, this one has to be my favorite. The Fujifilm X100V has a whole lot going for it too. Besides the same 26.1MP APS-C sensor that’s in the X-T4 and the X Pro 3, this camera has a revamped 23mm f2 lens attached. This lens takes full advantage of the sensor. Plus it has revamps to the autofocus, decent battery life (though it could be better) and weather sealing. The sealing needs to be completed with a lens filter. But either way, it means that you have a product that’s super durable now. And how could you go wrong. The Fuji X100V is a fantastic package. And though it’s a camera that a photographer can surely dream about, it still has its setbacks. But the price is just right at $1,349.

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Deal Alert: Free Photoshop 101, Joel Grime’s Brush Bundle $27, and More

We have found some excellent deals for you that will help you master Photoshop, improve your image edits, and learn new skills,

It’s time to stop being bullied by Photoshop. It’s time to work smarter, not harder, and it’s time to expand your knowledge. If you have always wanted to get to grips with Photoshop, you should sign up for Kelvin Pimont’s FREE Photoshop 101 masterclass! This class will give you a Photoshop foundation you can build upon. Nathon Elson’s Capture One Styles pack is just $39, and Dan Hecoh’s Nude shooting and processing bundle (NSFW) is only $69! There are incredible deals on Lightroom Presets and brushes too. Kelvin Pimont’s Lightroom preset bundle is just $27 (regularly $395), and his package of LR brushes is only $19. You can also grab The One Light Masterclass from Joel Grimes for just $57 too! To see more Photoshop tutorials, presets, and more, head past the break.

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Video: Watch Us Show You How to Keep Your Autofocus Super Speedy!

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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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