How to Get Better Dynamic Range from Your Images

If you've followed this blog and read about my workflow, you'd know that I am a huge fan of Phase One's post-production software, "Capture One Pro". A feature that I've ignored exploring for a while now, I've discovered to be one of the most valuable. That's the camera profile curve. There are several different presets to choose from that affect the way Capture One presents the raw image data from the sensor.


The one that I am talking about though is called linear response. It is basically what your camera sensor sees. It will make your image look really flat and dull kinda like a cinema camera's log profile, but this is a good thing!! You'll have to play with your levels and exposure some but you should be able to retain more information in the highlights and shadows than the software default of Auto.

To access this feature it is under the color tab and will be under the "Base Characteristics" header. Check out the video below to see an example of this in action.

*Disclaimner: this post is not affiliated or sponsored by Capture One Pro or Phase One, I just love their products (Phase One/Capture One if you're reading this I'd love to talk!)