July 29, 2019
AAA & AA rechargeable batteries
As an ASMP member you can receive many discount offers. POWEREX by Maha Energy has become a sponsor of ASMP Colorado. They have a 10% coupon code I would like to share with your, ASMP10
When I heard about their rechargeable batteries I thought no big deal. However, after my wife came to me for new batteries for one of her projects I got to thinking. I just replace 8 batteries in my wireless microphones, 8 batteries in a couple of speed lights etc... I realized that I am filling up the landfill with old batteries since they are not recyclable. POWEREX offers 8-Cell chargers and Analyzers for AA & AAA batteries. Good prices and free shipping on orders over $49 US.
July 29, 2019
Managing Clipping in RAW files

The best tool for examining actual clipping, not clipping due to some rendering of the raw, is RawDigger. Actual clipping is something you want to avoid through actual exposure (assuming you are clipping data you don't wish to clip, again through actual exposure which is solely an attribute of aperture and shutter).


https://www.rawdigger.com

Articles on exposing for raw:
Thanks to:
Andrew Rodney 
Author “Color Management for Photographers"
July 15, 2019
Phase One has a new firmware update for the IQ4. 
Automated Frame Averaging effectively enables the capture of long exposure images without the need for filters. This new type of sequencing tool automatically captures and combines a series of images into a single RAW file, which reduces noise, extends dynamic range, and protects highlights.
Shoot with your own Custom IQ Styles
Create your own Capture One Styles and upload them directly to the IQ4 to embed in captured images. Shoot with your own unique style applied for immediate visual feedback and confirmation of creative direction, or to gain early client buy-in.
Refined storage and workflow flexibility
Truly customize your capture workflow and image storage. Gain more image storage flexibility with SD as your primary storage, SD as XQD overflow storage, and direct to Capture One image transfer. For an even more refined workflow, the Exposure Zone Tool is made available in the IQ4.
June 24, 2019
There will be a firmware release for your IQ4150 on July 1st which will give the following 3 features. 

Automatic Frame Averaging
Personal styles
Generate a style in C1, add it to one of three custom slots on the back
Allows styles that include:
Exposure, Contrast, Brightness. Saturation
Levels, Curves, Color Editor, Color Balance
Clarity, Highlight/Shadow
Storage; 
SD can now be used for the primary storage of raw files; most of the time you'd still want to use XQD because it's faster
SD can now be used as "rollover storage" in the case XQD fills up
When shooting tethered, if you disconnect (on purpose or accidentally) and then later reconnect, the images shot to card in between will be automatically transferred.
June 16, 2019
Phase One has just released Capture One 12.1 
In the new Capture One 12.1, you'll find useful enhancements for Fuji cameras, redesigned Grid tool, and improved Overlay tool.
Also a new product - Capture One Studio for enterprise users.

June 4, 2019
Capture One Pro 12.0.4 released
Undated camera and lens support and some bug fixes.
June 2, 2019
I have my equipment rental online. If you need to rent equipment please go to my rentals page and check it out. ASMP members, students and educators will get 10% discount. 
Cameras and lenses have a 20% discount starting at the 4th day and beyond.
May 16, 2019
Heads Up! Profoto Updates Air System to 20 Channels

After many requests, Profoto has taken this feedback and decided to upgrade your Air-compatible lights to support 20 channels. This is up from the original 8 channels and should make it easier to work with less interference in crowded venues. Currently, these updates are available for the recently released Connect and A1X as well as the existing A1, B10, and D2 lights. To update your lights, please visit My Profoto and register your products to see all relevant download links an d instructions. Also, with Profoto App compatible lights you will be able to update directly from the application.
April 14, 2019
I have updated some of my Assistants and Digital Tech documents
You can view them here or download them here
Digital Tech Gear can be seen here or downloaded here
April 8, 2019
Phase One announces Capture One Pro 12.0.3
Release highlights: Camera support, Lens support, Mac OS support, Bug fixes
March 22, 2019
Photomechanic announces version 6 to be released March 22.
More information available here.
March 8, 2019
Phase One is offering a 50% discount on Capture One Pro Sony and Fujifilm 
Normally $219 now $109. No coupon needed. Sale ends March 31.
February 24, 2019
Capture One Version 12 added enhanced support for keyboard shortcuts. 
Capture One has numerous default keyboard shortcuts arranged in sets. You can create your own sets and setup the shortcuts to match your workflow. The new search commands in the keyboard editor make it simple to find and assign shortcuts.
The Capture One Keyboard Shortcuts Help Page covers all the information you will need. 
Plus on the Learning Hub there is a 1:47 minute video on Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
February 10, 2019
 3D LUT Creator version 1.52 was just released. 
What's New in Version 1.52
+ OpenCL acceleration of window rendering
+ Separate thread for LUT calculation
+ LUT Color profile conversion function
+ Pin selected dots shortcut
+ Better ANSI CGATS .CIE files parsing for IT8 charts
+ Saving of .costyle files along with ICC files for Capture One
+ Loading and saving .copreset curves files for Capture One

+ New Insta360 Log curve
+ Load preset from Ext. LUT function
+ Compatibility for Adobe Premiere Plug-In
+ Various bug fixes

January 29, 2019
Capture One Pro Free Style Pack
We created an exclusive Styles Pack which includes a variety of carefully selected options, representing each of the Style Packs. With 10 Styles in total there are plenty of chances to accelerate your creativity.
January 24, 2019
Capture One 12.0.1 available for download. 
Capture One 12.0.1 released with Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L support and a mass of bug fixes.

Photographing Oil on canvas for Giclée printing. Object level target assures proper exposure and color.

January 7, 2019
Custom Camera Profiling is now possible for Capture One Pro users with X-Rite’s popular ColorChecker Camera Calibration Software. Creating ICC profiles is simple as 1, 2, 3!
Youtube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gMGpBDnhCyM
Software Download
January 2, 2019
One resource I feel is a great resource is
And it is Free! Be sure to check it out.
December 26, 2018
Profoto firmware upgrades for Nikon Z6 and Z7 and Canon EOS R came out early December. The upgrades are A1 for Canon are Version B9. And Remote TTL-N version B9. Remote TTL-C to Version B8.
December 20, 2018
Digital Transitions and Phase One announce Capture One Studio
Capture One has been the industry-standard tethering and raw processing software for more than a decade. And while Capture One gained that position through its unmatched quality and rich feature set, Phase One recognized that multi-user corporate studios that run numerous simultaneous shoots with multiple photographers needed additional features and tools specific to that unique workflow. The launch of Capture One Studio directly addresses those needs.
Capture One Studio Exclusive Features Include:
X-Rite Color Camera Profile Creation: Create ICC profiles for your cameras directly inside of Capture One</li>
Multi-angle workflow solution: Easily handle packshots from multiple cameras, including view naming
Integrated Barcode scanner: Basic and Advanced mode for naming assets as they are captured
Workspace and Tool Locks: Prevents the user from changing layout or settings, allowing the studio manager to set up all the stations and then lock them.
Secure Copy / Backup: Backs up captures (from tethered camera) to a destination chosen by the user. During high-value shoots every tethered capture can be automatically backed up to another location.
Hot folder Actions: Software automatically picks up images incoming from tethered connection and process them to a destination chosen by the user
December 17, 2018
Phase One has just announced that all the 10% discount codes for Capture One are going to be canceled on January 1st. 
If you're planning to upgrade your Capture One license or purchase a new one - you can still save up to $41.70 with this code AMBC1BLOG.


The code is valid for all the Capture One products: Pro, Pro Sony, Pro Fujifilm, Upgrades, Subscriptions, and Phase One styles. 
It's valid for bundles with style packs as well!
But you have only two weeks to get a discount before it is canceled.
Thanks to alexonraw.com
December 13, 2018
ASMP Member Benefits
As an ASMP member, you are entitled to a vast array of exclusive benefits. Specific savings discounts for member benefits will vary depending on the individual company’s benefit terms for each of their products or services offered.
For a printer-friendly overview of the range of ASMP’s benefits for you and your business, this paper gives you a summary of the details.

December 6
PHOCUS 3.4 UPDATE
NOW AVAILABLE

Hasselblad's latest update to its free image processing software, Phocus, delivers an even richer post-production experience.

The newest updates include:

Enhanced Shadow Fill and Highlight Recovery

Additional Adjustment Layer Tools

Detail Slider

Expanded Live View Aperture Option

Enhanced Noise Filter

Lens Profiles for New XCD Lenses
Phocus 3.4 also adds lens correction profiles for the previously announced XCD 2,8/65, XCD 1,9/80, and XCD 2,8/135 with X Converter 1,7.
December 1, 2018
A couple of groups on Facebook to sell equipment.
November 29, 2018
Phase One has just released Capture One 12 with a mass of long-awaited features: 

Luma Range Masking
Radial gradient
Reworked Linear gradient
Fujifilm Film Simulations
Publishing Plug-ins.

Save 10% on upgrade with this code AMBC1BLOG
Visit AlexonRaw for more information
November 13, 2018
Digital Transitions IQ4 Website for the latest information.
November 9, 2018
How to move you Capture One preview cache to an external drive in MacOS
With a few tweaks, Capture One 11 is a fantastic Lightroom alternative.
…and shrink that enormous Capture One catalog file

November 6, 2018
Tethertools is about ready to ship their Onsite Power products. 
The complete ONsite power bundle offers an integrated Tether Table Aero mounting solution for the ONsite D-Tap to AC Power Supply and V-Mount Battery. Power your laptop with this easily interchangeable battery system during long shoots while keeping an organized, safe and professional work environment.
We here at goodwindgitech are currently using batteries with adapters to power laptops, lighting equipment, and basic charging needs. This method requires many different adapters. The Onsite method of using powerful and industry standard D-Tap batteries and an inverter to 110V house current will allow us to just plug-in without all those adapters and clutter.

October 5, 2018
Your user experience will vary, but as of this moment, Capture One 11.3 is not officially supported with Apple’s newest operating system, Mojave (10.14)
October 4, 2018
Matt Granger posted a video called "Capture One Pro... it's better!".


In the video, Matt compares the same images in Lightroom and Capture One and shows some of his favorite Capture One tools. 
Great to see that more and more photographers are switching to Capture One :)  ​​
September 26, 2018
With the introduction of Capture One 11.3 today, two new running modes are added for a specific camera brand: Fujifilm.

Capture One Express Fujifilm (free) and Capture One Pro Fujifilm (paid, subscription) are now available.

Similar to the Sony modes the Express mode has a limited feature set but with the same well-known image quality. The Pro mode adds many features like layers and tethered support.

Interesting news is the support of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

All paid Pro licenses (perpetual and subscription) and bundles with styles are available at the Phase One store for a reduced price with promotional code AMBALCHEMIST.

Details: 10% reduction on perpetual licenses, upgrades and styles; 5% reduction on subscriptions
August 28, 2018
Phase One introduces new IQ4 Digital Backs
151MP IQ4 with Capture One software built-in, XQD & SD card slots, USB-C, Ethernet & WiFi monitoring and much more.
A lot more information at Digital Transitions Website CommercialPhoto
Capture One 11.2.1 includes support for the new IQ4
August 18, 2018
BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15  & Studio 15 is announced.
In addition to many upgrades to color grading, Fusion is totally integrated into it. Along with Fairlight this is an all-in-one NLE like no other. 
DaVinci Resolve 15 is still free and the Studio version is only $299.
Check it out at BlackMagic Design 

Photographing an original oil and canvas painting for Giclée printing. Object level target will enable us to get the correct colors in Capture One

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