What does it take to photograph the arctic nature?

I traveled to a lot of countries and biotopes with my camera to photography wildlife and nature, but I like the cold arctic regions and especially the Svalbard best. This year I went there during a time when the day is returning after a four-month polar night. The first sun rays illuminate the frozen landscape, […]

Capture One quick tip: Color Range alternative

Capture One offers luminosity masks (Luma Range) for some time which allows you to limit local adjustments to a certain range of brightness. It lacks a similar feature called Color Range that would limit adjustments to specific colors, but you can imitate it quite well with a little effort. This tip depends on local adjustments, […]

Capture One quick tip: access to sample photos catalog

New users who are installing Capture One for the first time could choose to open a test catalog with a few sample photos. If you have Capture One installed already, access to this catalog is not straightforward, but possible. The test catalog is a part of Capture One installation so you only need to copy […]

Capture One quick tip: dust and spots visualization

When I was preparing an exhibition a few years ago, I noticed a spot caused by dust on the sensor after I made a 90×60 cm print. It was barely visible on the screen, but much more prominent in the big size. Since then, I check my photos carefully before printing, and today I’ll show […]

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New features of Capture One 20.1

The new version of Capture One 20.1 was released today, approximately six months after the release of Capture One 20. I am happy that this version brings some great and useful improvements – brand-new retouch tools and before/after view. An affordable version targeted on Nikon cameras shooters is available too.

Capture One quick tip: export for social media

Today’s quick tip is about exporting photos from CaptureOne for social media. In my last quick tip about diffraction correction, I talked about the so-called three-stage sharpening in Capture One. The first stage corrects the flaws, and the second stage sharpens the RAW image, which is always needed after demosaicing. The third stage sharpens images […]

Capture One quick tip: sharper photos with single click

Today’s quick tip is intended for photographers who need to achieve a larger depth of field by using large aperture numbers. Capture One offers an easy to use tool that helps combat the effect of diffraction. What is diffraction and why should we afraid of it? One of the definitions says: Diffraction is a phenomenon […]

f-stop Lotus – end of my quest for the perfect backpack

When I look back in almost 20 years I am in photography, the most often changed part of my equipment was definitely the backpack. The changes were caused by the growing and shrinking of my gear, by different needs for my trips or discontent with functionality or comfort of some models. Thanks to this experience […]

First thoughts about X-T30

During April, I travelled to Italy to test two new pieces of gear – the X-T30 and the Fujinon XF16mmF2. I summarize my experience of using Fujifilm X-T30 body in this article.  Disclaimer: I am the X-Photographer, the brand ambassador of the Fujifilm X System. I use this gear for several years and I really […]

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens

During my last trip to Svalbard, I had the oportunity to test the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D ultra-wide lens. Here is my experience with it. Disclaimer: All photos were made with the Fujifilm X-T2 and I adjusted them as usual, including some sharpening, etc. By the way, I am definitely not a landscape photographer, so […]