Controlling Capture One Pro with a MIDI Keyboard (Podcast 619)

Today we’re going to explore an exciting way to use a MIDI controller that you might have lying around to controller Capture One Pro. You could, in fact, use this method to control pretty much any application that accepts keyboard shortcuts, but I love speeding up my workflow, so let’s take a look at my findings.
There are dedicated controller systems such as Pallete Gear and Tangent that I am aware of. I bought the Pallete Gear system and to be honest, for what it is, it took up too much space on my desk, so it found its way
Martin's Workstation with MIDI Keyboard
Bome MIDI Translator Pro New Project
Create Our First Translator
Editing Capture One Pro Shortcuts
Novation Launchkey Mini to Capture One Pro
Mapped Keys
Novation Launchkey Mini to Capture One Pro +1 Octave
Mapped Pads
Other Buttons
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Creating Capture One Pro Camera Profiles with Lumariver (Podcast 618)

Following on from the previous episode, this week we look at creating camera profiles for Capture One Pro using a product called Lumariver Profile Designer. This is a video again, so the audio player is basically redundant, but I’ll include it anyway.
I’ll leave my notes below, for those that prefer to read, but this really is an episode that requires you to watch the video to not only understand how to create these camera profiles but also to be able to see the benefits when applying the profiles to images in Capture One Pro. Here’s the video.

Creating Capture One Pro Camera Profiles with basICColor Input 5 (Podcast 617)

 Today we’re going to start exploring options that enable us to create camera profiles for Capture One Pro, starting with basICColor input 5. This is something that I’ve been meaning to look into for a while, so I’m pleased to finally be able to bring this to you.
When I was using Lightroom, I used to use X-Rite’s Color Checker Passport to create camera profiles, which I could then assign to images, helping to make the colors as accurate as possible. Before we go on, I want to say that although I feel this is important for product shoot, when
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Life Happens in COLOR with Nancy Lehrer (Podcast 616)

Today I’m really happy to be able to bring you a conversation with Nancy Lehrer. Those of you that used to participate in our forum before we had to close it down due to the constant spamming, may well remember Nancy. She always had something useful and insightful to add to the conversation and started a number of great topics herself too if I recall. 
Nancy has just written a book called Life Happens in COLOR – a Street Photography Manifesto, in which she shares some beautiful photography, as well as her firm opinions on the use of color
Playing the Horses
Limitless Future
The Grand Daughter of an Immigrant
Morocco Tour & Workshop 2018
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Canon Headquarters Exhibit Preparation and Showroom Video (Podcast 615)

After three months of running at full speed, last week I needed a rest. Not being one for just sitting down and doing nothing, I changed gears and gave myself a week to make some background music for a video I’d put together to show some of the large format prints emerging from the printer, the work involved in setting up the gallery space, and a sneak peek at Canon’s exclusive showroom and museum space in their headquarters.
This week’s audio podcast is primarily to tell you that the video is ready to watch and provide a gallery of the
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Martin's Digital Audio Workstation
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #2 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 612)

Today we continue our travelogue to walk you through our adventure on the second of my Japan Winter Wildlife Photography tours for 2018, as we visit the Whooper Swans at Lake Kussharo.
We pick up the trail on day six, the middle day of our twelve-day tour. After spending the morning driving over from the area in which we’d photographed the Red-Crowned Cranes, and a brief touristy stop at Lake Mashuu to take in the scenery, we spent some time before lunch at Kotan, a small corner of Lake Kussharo, where there’s a pool of unfrozen water thanks to the
Feathered Friend
Sleepy Swan
Two Flew
Announcing Arrival
Intimate Swan Landing
Mist Opportunities
Whooper Swans and Mountains
Fifteen Whooper Swans
Dirty Bellied Swans
Twelve Swans Approach
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #2 Travelogue #2 (Podcast 612)

Today we continue our travelogue to walk you through our adventure on the second of my Japan Winter Wildlife Photography tours for 2018, as we visit the Whooper Swans at Lake Kussharo.
We pick up the trail on day six, the middle day of our twelve-day tour. After spending the morning driving over from the area in which we’d photographed the Red-Crowned Cranes, and a brief touristy stop at Lake Mashuu to take in the scenery, we spent some time before lunch at Kotan, a small corner of Lake Kussharo, where there’s a pool of unfrozen water thanks to the
Feathered Friend
Sleepy Swan
Two Flew
Announcing Arrival
Intimate Swan Landing
Mist Opportunities
Whooper Swans and Mountains
Fifteen Whooper Swans
Dirty Bellied Swans
Twelve Swans Approach
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #2 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 611)

Today we embark on the second of my 2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography tours, which is basically a repeat of the first tour, although no two tours are ever identical.
With the speed at which I can now work through my images in Capture One Pro, I have been able to complete all three of my Japan winter tours this year having gone through and made my initial selection of images, and having done most of the processing necessary on my selected images, by the time I finished each tour. This is quite liberating, especially for my wildlife tours, as
Stretchy Cheek
Riding Mum's Neck
Dignified
Post-Scratch
Crane Head
Two Crane's In Flight
Cozy Ural Owl
Pink River
Cranes Singing in Snow
Loopback
Cranescape
Final Flyout
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #2 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 611)

Today we embark on the second of my 2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography tours, which is basically a repeat of the first tour, although no two tours are ever identical.
With the speed at which I can now work through my images in Capture One Pro, I have been able to complete all three of my Japan winter tours this year having gone through and made my initial selection of images, and having done most of the processing necessary on my selected images, by the time I finished each tour. This is quite liberating, especially for my wildlife tours, as
Stretchy Cheek
Riding Mum's Neck
Dignified
Post-Scratch
Crane Head
Two Crane's In Flight
Cozy Ural Owl
Pink River
Cranes Singing in Snow
Loopback
Cranescape
Final Flyout
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #2 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 611)

Today we embark on the second of my 2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography tours, which is basically a repeat of the first tour, although no two tours are ever identical.
With the speed at which I can now work through my images in Capture One Pro, I have been able to complete all three of my Japan winter tours this year having gone through and made my initial selection of images, and having done most of the processing necessary on my selected images, by the time I finished each tour. This is quite liberating, especially for my wildlife tours, as
Stretchy Cheek
Riding Mum's Neck
Dignified
Post-Scratch
Crane Head
Two Crane's In Flight
Cozy Ural Owl
Pink River
Cranes Singing in Snow
Loopback
Cranescape
Final Flyout
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter wildlife.
This tour seems to become more and more productive, despite me trying to gradually up my game, selecting my images with higher standards each year. As I prepared for this podcast I went through my current selects, which total 458 images, and on my first pass, I had a massive
Relaxed Grooming
Curmudgeon?
Snow Monkey Sucking Its Finger
Monkey Huddle
Crane Song
Crossing Cranes
Crane Wings
Happy Owl
Slow Take-Off
We Three Cranes
Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour and Workshop 2020
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