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Quick Start to Capture One

with David Grover

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About The Class

Learn How to Transition Your Images to Capture One

Whatever your current RAW converter or imaging software is, this course will help you make a smooth transition to Capture One and give your images a new look. Join David Grover, a Capture One educator and expert, as he shows you how to overcome the initial hurdles of learning a new program and hit the ground running.

In this class you’ll learn:

  • The interface and terminology Capture One uses
  • How to setup the workspace and shortcuts so they become familiar to you
  • The 10 most important things you need to know for everyday workflow and adjustment
  • How to make your images shine with Capture One’s RAW conversion engine

By the end of this class, you’ll be able to start importing your image into Capture One and create new and creative images!

Software Used: Capture One Pro 10

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Making your First Catalog

  3. 03

    Importing your First Images

  4. 04

    Capture One Interface Terminology

  5. 05

    Customizing your Workspace & Keyboard Shortcuts

  6. 06

    How to Locate your Images After Import

  7. 07

    Virtual Organization

  8. 08

    Basic Tool Behavior

  9. 09

    Basic Workflow Operations

  10. 10

    Essential Tools Overview: Exposure and Curves

  11. 11

    Adjustment Tools Overview: Levels, Clarity, and HDR

  12. 12

    Color Tools Overview

  13. 13

    Lens Corrections

  14. 14


  15. 15

    Overview of Process Recipes

  16. 16

    Adding Keywords to One or Multiple Images

  17. 17

    Managing a Keyword Library

  18. 18

    Adding Keywords and Metadata on Import

  19. 19

    Overview of Filtering and Searching

  20. 20

    Importing your Existing Application's Library


Meet Your Expert

David Grover

David Grover works full-time at Phase One as part of the Software team behind Capture One. Normally, David is broadcasting free weekly webinars on a diverse range of Capture One subjects, educating Phase One Partners or speaking at events worldwide.  Working in the photographic industry since 16 years of age, David has built up a diverse range of skills from the darkroom to the now digital darkroom.  Based in the UK, David has one wife and two kids... and not expecting to expand either anytime soon. ... read more

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  • Juan Sebastián Echeverri

    Juan Sebastián Echeverri

    August 2018

    This class is a great introduction to Capture One. David covers the CO environment including the basics of tools, tool tabs, toolbar, cursor tools, action buttons, the viewer, and the browser. It includes some useful shortcuts and best practices for an efficient workflow.

  • Dan Donovan

    Dan Donovan

    September 2017

    A comprehensive overview of Capture One. David does a FANTASTIC job of getting you started with Capture One!

  • user-940746

    September 2017

    David is extremely well versed in CaptureOne Pro and he has the ability to share his knowledge in a way that is easy to follow and understand. My time in the audience was well spent, increasing my knowledge of CaptureOne basics. I would particularly recommend this class to anyone who is relatively new to CaptureOne or who is considering making CaptureOne part of their photo editing process.

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