How to Get Lightroom’s Basic Adjustments Panel in Capture One

The one thing you probably really miss about Lightroom can be easily recovered in Capture One

Fact: Most people using Adobe Lightroom when editing really just use the basic adjustments panel. I mean think about it – that’s why the company made a completely different version of the software for folks who know nothing about editing. Well, if you’re moving into Capture One and editing more heavily or want something with much more power, you should know about how you can get something that’s more or less the equivalent of Lightroom’s Basic adjustments panel in Capture One.

In today’s tutorial video, we’ll show you how to get it and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Lightroom Mobile on iOS and Android’s Latest Upgrades Include Selective Brush

Adobe has been working to improve Lightroom Mobile in many ways, and today the company announced significant updates for both the iOS and Android versions of the app. Lightroom has always been sort of an interesting thing for photographers. On one hand, you have this powerful photo processor in your phone or on your tablet that can sync with your computer (assuming you use Lightroom). On the other, you have this sort of watered down version of the desktop app you (we are assuming) use on a regular basis. Continue reading…

Capture One Pro Finally Adds Support for Compressed Fujifilm RAW Files

Today, Capture One is announcing the latest version of their software for professional photographers: Capture One Pro 10.1. With it includes a ton of new features including support for compressed Fujifilm RAW files. But there’s so much more, such as the ability to view PSD files within the program now. There are also new support implementations for how watermarks are used in addition to a new Styles workflow interface. The Styles workflow is a very welcome addition as they can be a great way to give extra inspiration for how you can make a final photo look.

More details and the press release are after the jump.

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Review: Westcott Flex Bi-Color Mat

There has been a growing trend in photography leaning more towards working with constant lighting vs strobe; and the Westcott Flex Bi-Color mat seems to really cater to that thought process. I mean, just look at lots of the photography out there and how much it’s involving the use of neon lighting with a portrait subject these days. There’s sure a look there that isn’t very easy to do with strobe. Though for what it’s worth, the Flex Bi-Color isn’t really designed to deliver “that” look. Instead, think of it as a giant Rogue Flashbender with LED Lights built in, a very solid frame, and a very simple control interface.

Then consider that the light temperature works in the same way that color temperature works with none of the tinting abilities and absolutely no reasonable way to gel the light.

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The Beginner’s Introduction to the Develop Panel in Adobe Lightroom

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Fact: many photographers who work in Adobe Lightroom only utilize the basic adjustments panel. However, the program gives them lots of control over their images and allows for many parameters to be manipulated. Sadly, most people are also not aware of much of what the development panel does and how it can help you create the images that you want.

In this post, we give you a very quick introduction and idea of what each section does and how to use them.

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The Candid Frame Hosts a Street Photography Panel

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Ibarionex over at the Candid Frame recently hosted a street photography panel. Curator and writer Colin Westerbeck says that street photographers need to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. Him and photographer and educator Julia Dean talk about the use of phones for street photography and what makes for great photos. Essentially, it’s all about editing your work down. While some photographers may have shot three rolls of film a day, these days it’s common for someone to shoot lots of images and edit them down to around three. They talk a bit about what street photography is how it relates to photojournalism.

The panel on street photography has a lot of great quotes and is a very interesting listen. Hit the jump, click play and have it run in the background.

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