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Review Capture One Pro Styles: Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz

Today we will talk about the Styles for Capture One Pro, in particular the “Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz” 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 Michael Woloszynowicz.

The key point of these presets is certainly the portrait, but this is not the only focus on which they are based. In fact, there are many situations in which these Styles can be useful.

Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz: cosa offre?

Thanks to Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz it is possible to carry out intense grading 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, the styles package created in collaboration with Michael Woloszynowicz, offers 7 presets designed to give an author style to the 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 Michael Woloszynowicz: a pro touch to your photos

Among the new presets released by Phase One, Michael Woloszynowicz’s work stands out due to its very specific target. It is a work totally focused on the portrait with pleasant gradings that retrace the style of this author. His photographic style can be described as minimal, elegant and timeless and is fully featured in these presets. Michael Woloszynowicz with these Styles gives depth to photos and often emphasizes certain skin tones. They are very interesting to use selectively on subject’s skin tones thanks to the layered functionality of Capture One.

However, using these presets only in the portrait would be at least limiting. Grading lends itself very well to other genres and subjects. We tried to use them in some landscape photos with excellent results, as well as in some Still Life photographs. The key point is to understand how to use this grading bearing in mind that these are presets aimed at offering an authorial mood to the photo. Combined with spectrum styles then, we got amazing results in just a few clicks. Their mood proved to be very useful in a series of reportages that we carried out to give continuity to the shots by embellishing the story telling of the same. And it is precisely here that Michael Woloszynowicz’s Styles: in story telling he manages to give an extra gear and above all he gives coherence to the reportage. We recommend the use of these Styles to lovers of story telling as well as to portraitists precisely for the reasons set out above. We also underline that, if you love light but deep tones, even in landscape photography you will find faithful allies in these Styles.

Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz, not just portraits

In conclusion, Editorial Styles by Michael Woloszynowicz turns out to be a very special Styles package very much geared towards portraiture but, as is now the habit of Phase One, it can also be used in other genres. The strength of these Styles is the three-dimensionality that they can give to the click with a single click, allowing you to have an excellent starting point or a work already finished: all according to your taste. We highly recommend them to portrait photographers and point out their incredible exploitation to photographers who make weddings with a story teller cut.: many hours will be saved when the photos to manage will be many. We do not feel to recommend them instead for a use that exclusively concerns other photographic genres even if a lot depends on your style, simply the target of this product is specific.

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 Michael Woloszynowicz. 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 Michael Woloszynowicz

For the portrait but not only

Points in favor

  • Ideal for portraits and storytelling
  • Overall quality
  • Ability to stack multiple presets
  • Number of possible combinations
  • Package consistency

Points against

  • Cost perhaps a little high, but certainly justified

Published by
Louise Grollman

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