Introduction to Capture One Pro

Become familiar with this robust software that has powerful color, tonal and selection controls to edit your photos.
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Unlock the power of raw files with Capture One Pro, the post production software many consider to be the best color conversion engine with powerful color, tonal and selection controls. We start with understanding the flexible interface that allows you to build the toolsets of your choice. Next we become familiar with importing and exporting images, the tonal and advanced color controls, layers & layer masking, luminosity masking and tethering. We will complete by considering how to apply the tools by looking at two workflows, one for portraiture and one for landscape/product.

Class One

We work on importing images from card or by tethering directly to the camera and consider the advantages of sessions vs a catalogue to store the images. Next we build the interface to suit ones working style and look at 2 sample workflows.

Class Two

We organize the images and pull selects to optimize exposure and tone. We look at the powerful color correction tools and making adjustment layers to create local corrections by brushing using masks.

Class Three

In this class, we go beyond the basics and look at the color and tonal correction tools that set Capture One apart from other raw conversion software. We explore luminosity masking for creating selections, advanced color correction and skin tone editing.

Class Four

We put it all together and look at two workflow examples, taking an image from start to finish, one for portraits and one for landscape. Then we look at the options for and export the images. We finish by comparing and contrasting Capture One and Lightroom. 

  • Cost per person for the series is $175 early registration, $200 late registration.
  • Login in to Zoom meeting at least 15 minutes before the class starts to become familiar with the program and work out any technical issues that may occur.
  • Classes are from 6pm-8pm CDT.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • Maximum number of students is 15.

Q: How will the online sessions be different from being in the classroom?
A: Like in the classroom, the instructor will explain the concepts of photography using visuals and informative presentations. Even though they are online, these classes are interactive, with live demonstrations and various exercises for students to do together throughout the class. These are not YouTube videos!

Q: What computer equipment do I need for the Zoom classes?
You will need to be on camera during the Zoom class! It will help us feel connected and engaged, even though we aren’t all in one place. It’s so much better to see your fellow photographers than just a list of names. Getting ready to show up for an online class like you’d get ready to drive to a classroom helps to break out of the isolation of social distancing. Participants will also need a microphone to be able to be heard in the Zoom session. Most computers have a built-in microphone.

Q: What if I have to miss one of the online classes? Will they be recorded?
A: We strongly encourage you to attend the live class to take part in the exercises and discussion. If you have an emergency and have to miss a class, you will have 24 hours to view the recording.

Q: Do I have to live in North Texas to take the online classes?
A: No! Have you always wanted to take a photography class with your friend or family member but you aren’t in the same location? This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill with a buddy near or far

Q: How much do the classes cost?
A: The early registration fee is $175 if you register at least 5 days before the class date. Late registration is $200.

Q: Can I take individual classes instead of the series?
A: These classes are bundled as a series and cannot be taken individually.

Q: How will I know if a class makes or not?
A: If a class doesn’t make and has to be canceled, you will receive an email no later than the night before the scheduled class date.

Q: How late can I sign up for a class?
A: As long as the class doesn’t show as “sold out” or “ticket sales over” you can register and pay up to six hours before the starting time of the class.

Q: What if I have to cancel?
A: If you cancel 3-7 days ahead of the scheduled date of the class, you will receive no refund or 50% transfer credit toward another similar class within 3 months of the cancellation date. There is no refund or transfer credit for cancellations within 48 hours of start time of the class or workshop. Full details on cancellations are on our Policies page.

Q: Where are the classes held?
A: Currently, these classes are offered online. When DCP decides to hold in-person classes again, they will be at Dallas Center for Photography located at 4756 Algiers, Dallas, 75207.

Richard Klein

Richard is committed to passing on the craft and joy of image making by teaching classes and workshops at the Dallas Center for Photography, University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and as a contributor to

“Learning is a process and I see myself as a lifelong learner continually taking on new subjects, being in a state of Beginners Mind. My commitment as an educator is to share complicated material in a way that is easily understood by the student regardless of their experience level.”

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