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Get The Most Out of Your Photos with Capture One Pro 10

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Capture One Versions: Installation Basics

David Grover

Get The Most Out of Your Photos with Capture One Pro 10

David Grover

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3. Capture One Versions: Installation Basics


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1 Introduction Duration:08:11
6 Image Management Basics Duration:10:38
7 Organization Best Practices Duration:09:53
8 Building your First Catalog Duration:19:47
10 Advanced Catalog Organization Duration:17:41
11 How to Add Meta Data Duration:12:42
13 Further Catalog Strategies Duration:07:09
17 How to Correct for Perspective Duration:12:35
18 Basic Tool Behavior Duration:11:04
19 Tool Basics Part 1 Duration:22:44
20 Tool Basics Part 2 Duration:06:34
23 Sharpening and Noise Reduction Duration:09:58
25 Why Should You Shoot Tethered? Duration:02:26
30 Advanced Session Workflow Duration:15:00
32 Advanced Exporting Duration:09:03
33 Saving Session Templates Duration:03:14
36 Skin Tone Adjustments Duration:09:30
46 Exporting with File>Export Duration:08:07
48 How to Export for Social Media Duration:05:11
50 Final Q&A Duration:13:11

Lesson Info

Capture One Versions: Installation Basics

So, Capture One it's available for Mac and PC. So, I'm using a Mac today, obviously, When I call out some of the shortcuts, I'll just make a mention to kind of some equivalents that will be on PC that might be a little bit different. But even on a Mac, rest assured, if you're on a PC it's not gonna look vastly different. Now, there's actually four different versions of Capture One which might sound a little bit excessive but they all do a slight different job. But it's all the same installer. So, when you go to download Capture One from or, either works, and you install Capture One, when you first start the application, you'll be presented with these four choices. Capture One Pro, Capture One Pro for Sony, Capture One Express for Sony, and Capture One DB. So, very simply ... Oh, I missed off the last one there. Can we go back to that one? Capture One Pro is the full version. So, that supports all our cameras, more than 400 cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, yo...

u name it, pretty much any camera you find will be supported. Capture One Pro for Sony. That's as Capture One Pro but only for Sony cameras. So, that's at a lower price point basically but just for Sony cameras. Capture One Express for Sony, that's a light version which has less features but it's completely free. But you can't shoot tethered. You don't have local adjustments. There's some other differences and so on. The last one which was Capture One DB. That's just for Phase One cameras only. So, if you're a Phase One camera owner, you can use DB free of charge but it doesn't work with any other cameras. So, Capture One Pro, the full version. Pro for Sony, just for Sony. Express for Sony, the light version for free but with less features. So, when you first install Capture One just make that decision. All of those could be run on a 30 day trial. So, if you want to make your decision over that course of 30 days, then you can do so. Okay, so that clears up those installation basics.

Class Description

Imagine if you could capture, tether, adjust color gradient, and manage files in one program? Enter Capture One and, David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert. In this class, you'll learn how to maximize every shot. 

Here's what you'll learn: 
  • The interface and tools, so you can customize a workflow suited to your needs 
  • Techniques to grow a searchable and automated image catalog  
  • Ways to simplify your workflow so you can tether and adjust your RAW files WHILE you shoot 
  • Tips on using the color management tools to get that cinematic crisp look
With Capture One, manage your photos and edit all in one program for a simple streamlined process. 

Software Used: Capture One Pro 10, Adobe Lightroom CC 2015

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This is a good overview of Capture One 10. The course is well structured and presented logically and progressively with clear and concise examples. The software is intricate and the amount of details presented will benefit from a second or third viewing, along with sufficient practice. David is an excellent teacher, slow enough to follow, fast enough to keep the listener's interest. I would agree with a previous reviewer that the shooting session was uninspired but the tethered demo was thoroughly useful nevertheless for someone to become an assistant, for instance. If you have ever used LR in this role, you will appreciate the power and stability of C1 for tethering. With regards to the comment about this class being non-creative; before you can run you have to walk and this course is all about understanding how to operate the software not about what you eventually want to do with it. Capture One is well designed, speedy and its homogeneous interface makes it easy to get to a result once you have a good knowledge of its layout and principles, compared for example with LR which is all over the place with modes, inconsistent and slow operations. Likewise, the C1 color editor is miles ahead of LR color functions, in simplicity and overall efficiency. This class is about mechanics for a reason; creativity is a parallel stream. It would have been beneficial to have a module highlighting major differences with LR for people migrating to Capture One as the word on the street is that C1 is hard. I would suggest to listen in to convince yourself of the contrary. All in all, I recommend this class; it is time well invested if you want to become more comfortable with Capture One and discover its potential.


The course is excellent and David does a nice job. However, I'm an advanced armature, not a professional. I had my own personal color darkroom, then Photoshop/Bridge, and NIK which I still use occasionally. My intention is to rely on Capture One which I purchased about 90 days ago. I would have appreciated a SIMPLE, here is how you load (Import) an image, "save" or "save as" and how to simply export an image (Variant). Yes those items are covered but, David has a tendency to casually and very quickly jump from Tool Tabs or Cursor Tools or the Tool Bar and then magically it's done and he has moved on. How did he do it. Based on David's training, I love the results I get with Capture One Pro. Yes, I know this is not Photoshop - it's much better. I never used Lightroom. I added variant to my vocabulary and I understand all the tools. I still struggle with the simple import, save, save as, and export of a image I worked on and cropped, then trying to consistently open that image as I see it in Capture One Pro. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't and I don't know why. I will continue to re-review the course materials and I will figure it out. I know there is something simple I missed as David navigated the various tools and pull downs. I recommend this class but it does little for the armature. Capture One Pro is second nature to him and he knows all the ins and outs. I would help me a lot if he just add a 5 minute intro, importing an image from a folder, just crop it, then export the variant and open it in Photoshop.

Maria Baptiste

I recently purchased Capture One because I needed a RAW converter that was more dependable and also more reliable when it came to shooting tethered. I also noticed that many of the photogs I follow really enjoy using Capture One and rave about its efficiency. After looking at a few YouTube videos I decided that I needed something more thorough and of course CreativeLive delivered. This is an excellent course and David Grover is a superb instructor. His in depth and thorough knowledge of the software is obvious but his manner of speaking and the simplicity with which he provides directions makes it easy to learn Capture One and lets you appreciate a sophisticated and expertly engineered software. If you're working with Capture One 11, layers is a little different than in version 10 but otherwise everything David discusses is the same. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will continue to refer back to sections as needed. Thank you Creative Live and David Grover!!