Capture One

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 […]

Few tips for participating in photo contests

I have been sending photos to competitions for several years – I started rather occasionally, but now I do it regularly and I use a bit more systematic approach. I decided to share some tips other photographers may find useful. Tip no. 1: read contest rules carefully Many wildlife photography contests use similar rules but […]

Fujinon XF200mmF2 and Fujifilm X-T3 – first thoughts

Thanks to my collaboration with the Czech Fujifilm, I had an opportunity to test out two relatively hot news, the Fujinon XF200mmF2 telephoto lens and the Fujifilm X-T3 camera during the trip to Svalbard. Here are my first insights and experiences. Disclaimer: I am the X-Photographer, the brand ambassador of the Fujifilm X System. I use […]

Short trip to Norway

I have reserved few days in May for a short trip to nature. As I purposed after my recent expeditions to tropical forests, this time it was a solo backpacking to the beautiful Norway nearby Forollhogna National Park.

I no longer share my photos on 500px

Notice for everyone, who follows my work: I decided to stop publishing of my photos on 500px. There were several reasons for this decision. One of them was not optimal quality of uploaded photos – when I played with it last time, high quality JPEG fo size about 800 KB was recompressed to size about […]