Tupiza market 2
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 24 December, 2015
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

Here’s another one from the collection of images I shot early one morning at the local market in Tupiza, Bolivia. I wrote quite a bit about the technical side of the session in an earlier PotD post here. Again, I think it’d be interesting to see the image as if it were SOOC, before I made any of the adjustments in Capture One.

Even though I knew at the time of shooting that the sensor on the Sony A7RII is capable of pulling all that detail out of the shadows, it still impresses me. There is no way my previous camera would have allowed me get this shot without me either having to decide to blow out my highlights or to have blocky detail when lifting the shadows in post. If you look at the screenshot of the adjustments I made in Capture One, you can see how quickly I’ve been able to make the changes. I’ve brought the colour palette up with the Color Balance tool; been very aggressive with the sliders in the High Dynamic Range tool; used the Clarity tool to accentuate the detail; lifted the corners with the Vignetting tool to give the idea of more light spilling in… Having that dynamic range available on the raw file allows for so much control in post and the tools in C1 are very intuitive. It wasn’t that long ago that I was using C1 just to process a very good flat 16 bit tiff file that’d I’d then finish in Photoshop. Now I’m getting excellent results within the one software. Sorry to go on about it, but after having swapped to a whole new camera system for this project and getting such great results from processing the files in C1, I can’t help myself. I’ve been working as a photographer for much of my adult life and it’s not often that changes happen to one’s workflow.



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