Import From Card in Capture One


Studio Photography: Shoot and Edit While Tethered


Lesson Info

Import From Card in Capture One

Now that we have a file structure explained, what I wanna do is talk about importing cards. So you saw we came untethered multiple times during the shoot, and those images went to the folder. At the end of the shoot, I actually pulled the tethered cord on purpose and shot directly to card. So there's two ways to import cards. If you have Capture One open on your computer, which we do right here, you can actually insert the card and it'll automatically pop up. Or at least it should. We'll give it a second. Here we go. So this popped up. Import Images. So it's showing it's the source, Nikon D810. That's the folder on my card. Import to, so you can image it directly to that capture folder that you were just tethering to. So it'll just add images, or you can add it to a different folder, if you wanna call it Card, because they're separate images or whatever you wanna name it. That's fine. We're gonna throw 'em into the Capture folder. You can see here the sample path. It's under C-L Test, ...

so that's where all these other images are. You can back it up on the spot. If you had two drives, you could back it up to both of them. And then naming. So this is where you can on to the names that we were already working with. I'm gonna leave them as the names that are on my camera, which is just my initials and then a counter. We can deal wait that later. And you can actually make these adjustments to include the existing adjustments that it's already making to images or you can adjust 'em yourself. Because we shot two different setups with two different outfits, I'm not gonna include those adjustments. We'll make 'em manually, and then again down here is your file info. So if you were to click on an image it would show you, you know, 38 megabytes, shot with Nikon D810, blah, blah, blah. So what we're gonna do, the other way to do this is if you'd have Capture One, you didn't have it open and you wanna import, there's this little button up here on the left, Import Images. You'll see, it's a very familiar screen. It's basically the exact same. We can select all those. So you can just hit, click on the first one, hold down Shift, click on the last one. It'll now import all the images. At the bottom, you can eject the card after it's done importing. You can even erase the card. I don't erase the card in case something happened. I like to format all my cards on my camera, so that way I know everything's where I want it, and there's no accidental deletion of images because that can be really annoying to have to recover. And you can see it's 14 images it wants to import. So we'll say go ahead, and import these 14 images. So it's gonna put those in this new folder. And you can see it's naming them. C-L Test 001. Whether you want it to name 'em that or whether you wanna start with the final number of the last import. Like let's say you tethered a hundred images, you can actually make it start at 101. So it just depends on how you wanna do it. I usually just put 'em in a new folder, because again, I'm gonna sort 'em manually and add 'em to the other folder later. So we'll look through the images real quick. We've already selected ones from the other ones and this is just for learning. But just so can see, all the images came in. They're renamed and they're sorted. So to go back to the other images, we just need to go back to our Capture folder, and here we are. Here's all the images we already shot. So there's now two folders of images, within our folder structure, the ones from the card, and the ones we tethered. You can combine them if you want. I choose not to, just 'cause I wanna see, keep everything separate, and make sure all the settings are how I want.

Class Description

The best photographers have a good idea of the image they’re after from the very beginning of the process. But shooting with a specific end product in mind requires a lot of thought and planning. Dan Brouillette will show you how to do it by creating a live, in-studio portrait shoot with simple lighting. You’ll learn how to make adjustments for color correction and toning in Capture One®, the best way to use shadows and highlights while tethering, and how to perform additional post-processing work in Photoshop®.