How would you react if you were a passionate amateur photographer and someone told you that, despite your $60,000 worth of equipment and your recent trip to India with a “professional photographer guide”, not ALL your images are actually worth something? Probably you’d be disappointed and might even react badly - right? The thing is you’d be wrong and if you want to improve, you need to take a moment and think of what I’m trying to say here - the truth is 99% of your images are NOT great. In fact, chances are they’re not even good. No matter how much you like them. Or your friends like them and heart them in Facebook or wherever.Read More
These days, more and more, I read various “why I …” articles covering pretty much every single aspect of photography - from camera brand to lenses, bags, filters etc. In fact, before I made my change I think I actually went through almost everything that was ever written be people who had done something similar to what I was thinking of doing and, let me tell you, they were really helpful. What they were not was easy to find or written by someone who was not paid or otherwise sponsored by a company or other. So, the scepticism was still there and, truth be told, it took me a long time and a lot of effort to reach my decision (and even longer to implement).
This is why I thought I’d share this with you to possible give you yet another insight into what it means to leave the warm, comfortable (but insanely annoying) embrace of the industry standard which is Lightroom and jump into the arms of the strange, a bit quirky, niche player that is CaptureOne. True, for me it was a good switch - I have not regretted it for one moment (even though I do miss some of the features Lightroom offered) but it could have gone badly SO easily that is scares me when I look back.Read More