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

 

Lesson Info

Why Should You Shoot Tethered?

So why shoot tethered? Because obviously, you need to connect your camera, which we'll talk about in a minute. Is it just not easier to shoot to card, and then download to Capture One like we saw yesterday? So what's the benefit? For me, as a professional photographer, there are a lot of benefits, actually, to shooting tethered. Firstly, there's the collaborative energy that comes with that. For example, even early in my career, one of the first lessons I learned was surround yourself with the best crew. The best hair, the best makeup, the best styling, and it will raise the level of your work. And I've lived like that, I've made my living like that. With tethering now, that was back in the film days. So tethering now, it's almost been revelatory, in that it takes that collaboration to the next level. Because everybody can be looking through that camera with you, and really with you on that shot. And shape the shot. And help you create that work. Rather than, chimping around a ...

tiny little LCD display. Exactly. It takes that collaboration to the next level, and I rely on that. I want the makeup artist to be right there, and the hair stylist to be right there, and the stylist, who's doing the clothing, to be really on everything, and they can see what I'm seeing, and that's just so helpful. And 'cause we can shape how the shot is gonna look on the fly. The client gets, maybe not the final final result after retouch for example, but very close to what the final result's gonna be. My digital tech can, if there's a specific look that we're going for, or a specific recipe, as I'm shooting, they can apply that recipe. It's kind of like a little video village. Yes (chuckles). That you would find on a film set, where everybody can look, and see what the final image is going to be like. And then you know besides that, then you also have the security of shooting tethered. Where you can, instead of shooting just to a card, and having that one copy, you can download to a computer, you can go and back it up from there. I mean the security of it also brings a little bit more peace. Definitely.

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 2015.4 - 2015.8

Lessons

Introduction
What's Possible with Capture One: Quick Edit
Capture One Versions: Installation Basics
Interface Introduction and Customization
The Power of Keyboard Shortcuts
Image Management Basics
Organization Best Practices
Building your First Catalog
Image File Management Automation
Advanced Catalog Organization
How to Add Meta Data
Searching and Filtering Techniques
Further Catalog Strategies
Basic Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
Advanced Selecting, Rating and Culling Techniques
Basic Composing Techniques: Cropping, Rotation, Straightening
How to Correct for Perspective
Basic Tool Behavior
Tool Basics Part 1
Tool Basics Part 2
Converting to Black and White and Adding Grain
How to Apply Image Adjustments Globally
Sharpening and Noise Reduction
How to Create and Save Styles and Presets
Why Should You Shoot Tethered?
How to Set-Up Your Tethered Hardware
How To Set Up A Tethered Photoshoot Project
Basic Session Workflow Organizing And Making Selects
Basic Session Workflow Exporting
Advanced Session Workflow
Creating Selections With Smart Albums
Advanced Exporting
Saving Session Templates
Collaborating On Set With Capture Pilot
Using The Color Editor Basic Color Adjustment
Skin Tone Adjustments
Color Grading Using The Color Balance Tool
Image Processing Demo Perfecting Color
Create Masks for Local Adjustments using Brushes & Gradients
Advanced Local Adjustments using Masks
Dodging and Burning in Capture One
Creating Local Adjustments with the Color Editor
How to Use Local Adjustment Masks for Color Editing
How to Remove Objects in your Image
Image Processing Demo: Local Adjustments
Exporting with File>Export
Export Strategies and Proofing Previews with Process Recipes
How to Export for Social Media
More Clever Tricks with Capture One Pro 10
Final Q&A
 
 
 
 

Reviews

  • 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.
  • 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!!