The Classic Negative film simulation that comes with the latest Fuji cams (like the X-Pro3 and X-T4) offers the most gorgeous look to digital images that I can currently imagine. It even beats Classic Chrome, my go-to film simulation, perhaps because it is a tad more saturated and does interesting things with the red channel. I recently stepped out of my comfort zone and engaged in a bit of street photography at the beach in the little town of Yport, Normandy. An excellent se
I was intrigued by this funny posture of my oldest daughter the other day. So I rushed into the house to get my camera and asked her to repeat it. She didn’t understand what I meant, however, so I tried to mimic it, which was not so easy with my less than flexible arms. At some point, she understood and I took a few shots. My favorite is the one below. I like the “dreamy” pose, with the slightly tilted head and the arms forming a sort of frame around the pattern of her dress.
If there is one aspect of photography that I find particularly challenging, then it is color. Color is familiar and confusing at the same time. It is familiar because it is omnipresent in daily life and it is confusing because it is hard to describe in plain language. Yet, it has only three rather straightforward dimensions: hue, saturation, and lightness, often abbreviated as “HSL”. Combinations of these three are endless, however, not to mention the plethora of other settin
I have taken the plunge: Just purchased the stand-alone version of Capture One Pro 10. I must admit that I had some last-minute doubts, especially about the costs. Don’t fool yourself: If you choose Capture One stand-alone over Lightroom subscription, you probably won’t pay less if you calculate the costs per month, at least not for the first couple of years (and now I don’t even take upgrades into account). Standard pricing of Capture One is €279 without VAT. I found a good
I’m currently experimenting with the trial version of Capture One Pro 10 because of Adobe’s announcement to make Lightroom only available through subscription. It’s not the subscription per se that holds me back from continuing with Lightroom. After all, costs per month won’t be much lower with Capture One, regarding the relatively high price of the stand-alone version and upgrades. It’s more the idea that Adobe wants my photos on their servers (there are too many speed and b