Today we will talk about the Styles for Capture One Pro, in particular the “Editorial Styles by Pratik Naik” 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 Pratik Naik.
Pratik Naik’s work offers a delicate mood for their photos, although these are presets designed for portraits, they manage to cover a wide spectrum of photographic genres thanks to their delicacy.
Editorial Styles by Pratik Naik: cosa offre?
Thanks to Editorial Styles by Pratik Naik 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, Editorial Styles by Pratik Naik, offers 7 presets designed to give an author’s 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 Pratik Naik: delicate but effective
The work done by Pratik Naik is also in this case based on the portrait, however the mood of these presets is very delicate and can be exploited at 360 degrees in multiple photographic genres. Starting from the portrait, these Styles are able to bring out different traits in a face thanks to a different reading of colors, the two styles marked by black and white then, are made with a similar but different concept. Classic B&W offers light tones and a not excessive contrast that enhances the soft complexions, while Hollywood B&W embellishes the shots with a noir that is not too heavy. The other color presets instead introduce a prevailing color to give a mood to the photo and enhance the subjects.
Pratik Naik in his Editorial Styles manages to provide new means of expression with a simple click. In genres other than portrait, these presets find ample space thanks to their ability to embellish portrayed scenes. This makes them excellent in the street where you want to bring out the cultured event, in the landscape where we could give new life to the colors of the scene and also in the story telling where the different looks of the Styles are still linked by a thin thread that gives coherence to the all. In our opinion, this package is the most successful of the trio offered with Editorial Styles precisely because of its flexibility and usability in different contexts. Wanting to find a defect in a forced way, Pratik Naik’s work does not lend itself to Still Life at all except for very specific scenes studied on certain color casts. But after all, these are presets addressed to the portrait and their use in that genre would be at least forced. In addition to this we point out that, even this package, works very well in combination with Spectrum Styles and, if used for levels (thanks to the levels function of Capture One Pro), it manages to be even more intriguing then the delicate grading lends itself well. to a selective action on the photos.
Editorial Styles by Pratik Naik, 360 degree grading with delicacy
Coming at the end of this review, we can underline how the work done by Pratik Naik is really of a high level. Light and delicate gradings are the most difficult to carry out since the risk is always that of using a too soft approach that makes the grading itself lose its efficiency. However, this is not the case since we are faced with a work done in a superfine way that always manages to be effective. The genre in which these Styles excel is clearly the portrait, but they are also excellent in the landscape, storytelling, street and reportage in general. Someone might also think of using them in birds on some subjects that would benefit from these grading to enhance some tones of fur or plumage. So we recommend them to portrait painters and also to street lovers, for those who practice different genres instead the advice is to evaluate whether this type of grading is in your strings or not.
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 Pratik Naik. 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 Pratik Naik
A must for a portrait painter
Points in favor
- Delicate mood of the presets
- Package quality
- Ability to stack multiple presets
- Number of possible combinations
- Package consistency
- Cost perhaps a little high, but certainly justified