Today we will talk about the Styles for Capture One Pro, in particular the “Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch” package. We will analyze what this software package offers and how it can be used in the development of your photographs
Capture One is a reference software in the world of photo editing. Famous above all for its color management, in the 12 Pro version (which we have reviewed for you) new creative heights have been reached thanks to the functions and improvements introduced.
If you want to expand the functions of the software, several additional packages are available, which we have already reviewed in the past. Continuing on this line today we talk about Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch.
The key point of Marie Bärsch’s work is the exaltation of the subject and the reading of the same. A point that leads these Styles to be very particular but useful on several occasions.
Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch: cosa offre?
Thanks to Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch it is possible to carry out intense gradings focused on the portrait. Clearly they can be combined with other Styles, especially Spectrum, but their main use is to give a particular mood to the photos. At the price of € 39 + VAT, Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch, offers 7 presets to give an author style to photographs. Below we show you the effect of these presets on a photograph (Photo taken by professional photographer Andrea Bianco from the Zoom photo agency):
Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch: colors take shape
Marie Bärsch proposes a work focused on the enhancement of color within the photo, this exaltation gives the photos a unique touch, immediately recognizable, but at the same time extremely pleasant. Photography is an expressive mode that bases its strength on combining the right composition with the right light. However, these two characteristics alone are not enough, and it is precisely here that the Styles of Marie Bärsch become useful. With this package we could make balanced but strong grading able to give strength to a photograph. The genre that benefits most is obviously the portrait, but this does not make these profiles unappetizing in other genres.
Indeed the gradings of this package are widely applicable also in architectural and landscape photography, they also perform well in the street and I manage to be multipurpose in genres that you would never expect. To make the most of them you need scenes with something strong that have one or more prevailing colors, the application of the presets will enhance the scene making the photo more usable. Wedding photographers will certainly be delighted, thanks to the work of Marie Bärsch, they will benefit from a quick way to give their photos a distinctive look. The best, however, is given by the combined use of these presets with the Spectrum Styles which manages to emphasize even more the moods of the latter or to provide a neutral base on which to apply them. In the world of portraits, on the other hand, the possibility of selectively applying Editorial Styles stands out thanks to the Capture One Pro level features: in this way we can decide to apply the action only to the complexion and / or only to the context with an enormous amount of possibilities and variables.
Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch, an explosion of possibilities
At the end of this review we would like to say that the work done by Phase One in collaboration with Marie Bärsch is of a high level and manages to bring to the end user a valid option to apply complex and always pleasant gradings in a simple way. We recommend them to portrait lovers and wedding lovers who will be able to take full advantage of the possibilities that these presets guarantee. For those who practice multiple genres, however, our advice is to choose according to your preferences, if you like the mood offered by these presets, buy them with serenity: you will be positively surprised by their 360-degree usability that greatly expands the functionality of Capture One Pro .
It is possible to buy the package a this address. We also recommend that you visit the Phase One website for more information.
Below we leave you a gallery of photos developed on Capture One Pro with Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch. We have purposely applied only the default presets to show the effect of this software package on photographs.
Photo gallery developed on Capture One Pro with Editorial Styles by Marie Bärsch
Explosion of possibilities
Points in favor
- Very nice grading
- Overall quality
- Ability to stack multiple presets
- Number of possible combinations
- Package consistency
- Cost perhaps a little high, but certainly justified