Before and After Portrait in Capture One

I mentioned the other day that I was using a new post-processing program called Capture One Pro 9 and loving it. Since I mostly shoot nature photography, yesterday, I practiced taking some portraits of my lovely daughter, Caitlin. In this one she is backlit by the bright afternoon sun.


(f/1.8, 1/4000, ISO 200)

I complained about not having a reflector to chase the shadows away from her face. (Husband later went out and got me a 5-in-1 reflector kit. Love him; can’t wait to use it!) Yet, even without the reflector I was able to adjust for under-exposed Caitlin (AND the over-exposed sky) in Capture One.


What do you think?  So, I’m a little excited because I have never worked with a RAW converter before.  Thanks for bearing with me.  🙂

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  1. I’ve been toying with the idea of switching to COP10 (downloaded the trial and have yet to use it). The recovery of the sky is amazing.


    1. Do it! You won’t regret it. This was one of my earliest attempts. My skills have gotten much better and COP allows you to to pull so much raw data from images that they can’t NOT be amazing. It’s user friendly and their YouTube channel is filled with awesome tutorials to teach you all the ins and outs if you are a novice like me. I now have people asking me to do their portraits because of the work I can produce thanks to Capture One. 🙂


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