Published on Apr 29, 2013
Watch fine art photographer Bernd Radtke editing images in Capture One.
"Capture One 7 is the perfect tool for me to give my pictures the look that I want them to have. The RAW file for me is like a score and Capture One is the instrument to make it ring true.
My way to select the images is to have the browser on the right. Then I give them flags like the green one. If I choose in the filter box only to show me the green flagged images, I will see my chosen pictures only.
Normally, I start with the standard curve. I prefer to use the curves to set my lights and shadows. With the HDR tool I correct
highlights and shadows.To control my adjustment, I switch on highlight and shadow alarm.
A little vignetting leads the viewer into the picture. I continue by selecting my lens correction. In this case I used the
Schneider Kreuznach 55mm lens.
Very interesting in this case is the keystone correction tool. Although I don't use a technical camera, I can have a perfect perspectively corrected image. But in this picture I would like to keep the dynamics. Therefore, I only correct the horizontal lines.
Finally, I do some sharpness correction.
Start the developing and then I send the file to the printer. Look at these perfect details. Isn't that unbelievable? This is really the very best digital black and white photos I have ever made."
Photographer: Bernd Radtke
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