Meet Our Contributors

Niels V. Knudsen

Niels V. Knudsen is Phase One’s Image Quality Professor. He is responsible for breakthrough advancements in image quality both in Phase One’s medium format camera systems and in its digital imaging software.

Niels is a digital pioneer whose debut in the digital photography business was more than 20 years ago specializing in image processing and digital camera technology. Niels was the main driver behind the development of the Capture One RAW converter and image editing software as well as the legendary Light Phase digital back. Since then he has been working with some of the world’s best photographers in a relentless effort to achieve the ultimate image quality and photography workflow.

Niels holds several patents in the field of digital imaging and image processing and has been a pioneer in making ICC profiling work for digital cameras.Beside his position at Phase One, Niels is a passionate landscape photographer.

Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish began freelancing for the National Trust in 1988 and continues to shoot assignments for them to this day. Photographing landscape has brought years of close encounters with nature; as a result is convinced of the need to reconnect people with the natural world.

Although he has his own gallery and has been exhibited widely, books are the heart of his photographic output. First Light, a Landscape Photographers Art, is widely recognised as the best-loved landscape photography book of the modern era. He wrote and photographed Scotland’s Coast, and the critically acclaimed Scotland’s Mountains. He has had a DVD (With Landscape in Mind) and a book (Joe Cornish, A Photographer at Work) made about him.

Joe’s fine art training, allied to several years assisting commercial photographers in Washington and London has helped him bridge the gap between the worlds of photography and fine art. In the last two years has had major exhibitions with several high profile British painters. His enthusiasm for describing and exploring how pictures work has also informed his own post-production methods, and has made him a popular speaker and workshop leader.

He was part of the elite group, The world’s 40 most influential Nature Photographers, listed by Outdoor Photography magazine in 2010. Joe has appeared on television numerous times as a presenter and photographic expert. He has been a judge on Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and is on the RPS distinctions panel. He is an honorary Fellow of the RPS. He is a regular contributor to, and his gallery website is

 Peter Eastway

Peter EastwayPeter Eastway’s passion is undoubtedly for landscape photography, but he is equally comfortable with portraiture, advertising and travel. He was awarded the AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year in 1996 and 1998, and since then has continued to win major awards at home and in New Zealand, UK and USA. He is currently an AIPP Grand Master of Photography, one of only a dozen in Australia and earned from a career spanning over 30 years.

His work is so respected that Lonely Planet chose him to write an international photography guide book on landscape photography. Peter is also the publisher of Better Photography magazine, and co-publisher of Better Digital Camera and Better Photoshop Techniques magazines. He is an experienced writer and also produces a number of online workshops and publications, including the Landscape Photography MasterClass.

Peter exhibits his work regularly and his prints are held by private collectors around the world. To see his portfolio, visit To read more about his magazines and workshops, visit

20 Responses to Meet Our Contributors

  1. Wilfred Smith says:

    I am using a trial of Capture One Pro 7. I have been using Adobe Raw Converter. One thing I became fond of in Adobe Raw was the ability to increase the Luminosity of a color. You could increase, decrease Luminosity, Saturation , and Hue. Am i missing something in Capture One 7 Are the same controls available?

    • Hi Wiltred,

      I’m glad to hear that you like Capture One Pro 7.

      In both the basic color editor in Capture One Pro 7, you can adjust the smoothness, hue, saturation and lightness of a color in your captures and that should give you the same options as in Adobe Camera Raw.

      I hope this answers your question,



  2. Wilfred Smith says:

    What would be the simplest or the best way to go back and start completely over with the original RAW image, after changes to the RAW image have been applied and the image saved as a tiff. Is the only answer to make a duplicate RAW image and save it in a separate folder?

    • Hi Wilfred,

      The best way is to find the image in Capture One Pro 7, right-click on it in the browser, and create a new variant. This way you get a duplicate of the original file, without adjustments and without taking up hard drive space.

      All the best,


  3. Wilfred Smith says:

    I don’t remember previous versions of Capture One Pro being as slow as version 7.Am I going to have to get a new processor. Mine is an Athlon Dual Core 64 x 2 bit 6000+ processor. I have 8 gig of RAM.

  4. Dear Nils, after having worked with Aperture for more years, recently I simply had to let it come to a stop, for two main reasons: 1) it seemed to me – and apparently not only to me – that Apple intended to downgrade the program and go for iPhoto exclusively….2) After, also recently, having bought Nikon D800, Aperture is simply all too slow in the post-processing of the mighty D800 files….So, short time before my departure to Patagonia/Chile, from where I am writing you, I bought your CO Pro 7, and I must admit that immediately after a few manipulations only with some test files, I was “sold”, and, in particular, after having gone through your fine blogs, I am looking much forward to starting my use of the program when, tomorrow I shall fly back to Denmark – Yes, I am Danish, just as I presume you are, having furthermore a wake idea that you may be found somewhere in Frederiksberg….?

    I will bring back most likely about 1.500 pictures from the north of Chile – the Atacama dessert, from the extremely beautiful Aysén region and, of course, from Torres del Paine region under rather dramatic windy conditions, as is often the case in TdP. Indeed I am looking much forward to post-process the images in CO Pro, however, departing from Aperture and its closed database system, I am still asking myself WHICH structure arrangement of yours I should embark upon…any good suggestion from your side would be much appreciated. Per Hildebrant

  5. corey says:

    ive been using Capture on for a while now but the one function im unable to work out is the adjustments of the blacks. In photoshop i make an exposure adjustment layer and move the offset slider and id really like to be able to so this within Capture One Pro, any idea if its possible?

    • Hi Corey,

      Capture One Pro 7 does not have an offset slider in the same way as Photoshop, but you can achieve the same result by using the Curve tool to create a curve that keeps the highlights as they are and compresses the shadows.

      All the best,


  6. André says:

    I just downloaded the Capture One 7 to test it (actually use Lightroom 4) and also I wanted to know if its possible to automate the tethered workflow. I wanna make a Photobooth for a weeding. The guests would capture a image (with remote), then watch it on the screen (edited with presets) and when they accept the image, it should print it automatically.
    The automatic capturing and display is not a problem. But the accepting and printing? Is this possible in Capure One 7?
    Thanks! André

  7. Lisa Bruno says:

    Hi: I’m looking to bringing in a Capture One workflow to my creative department. I have a combination of designers and librarians. The librarians don’t necessarily need all the creative tools in Capture One, they just need to be able to rename, tag and organize. Could Capture One Pro 7 and Media Pro 1 work hand in hand? I tried opening a catalog into Media Pro 1, but it’s grayed out. Thanks,

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for your interest in our products and for contacting us.

      For now, you cannot open a Capture One Pro 7 catalog in Media Pro, but we are working on an improved integration between the two products that will make that possible.

      I hope this answers your question.

      All the best,


  8. sumoncpi says:

    Thank you

  9. arun says:

    hey i have lots of doubt in lighting can u help me out with that .. i am shooting for online brands many a time i get this problem in lighting (in front pose and side pose) .. my mail id

  10. Uso CaptureOne 7.1 e mi tengo aggiornato costantemente, ogni aggiornamento viene fatto al momento del rilascio, lo uso sia per il p45+ che per la conversione dei file Nef delle camere D700 D7000 D5100 di Nikon. in modo particolare per correggere foto panoramiche eseguite in alta quota (7000 m) con elicottero.

  11. Olivier Adam says:

    hi Niels,
    We met in Paris for launching of CO7 with Techni Cine Phot, i have one question, what do you mean when the status of a new camera (i’m talking about the Leica M240 for example) as got the status : preliminary. will the color rendering change for example with the final version or are you waiting for a new firmware of the camera? warm regards. Olivier

  12. The Image Quality Professor says:

    Hi Olivier,

    In the list of supported cameras in the release note for Capture One you will see that a number of cameras are listed as having “preliminary support”. Preliminary support typically means that we have a basic support for the file type but haven’t finalized the optimization for all the different variations of the file format and ISO levels.

    For all cameras we support, we optimize the underlying noise reduction for each ISO level, that the camera supports. When we make colors for a camera we don’t just shoot some test targets and do automated color profiles. We always optimise the color rendition based on real world colors. So in general you can expect some minor changes in the color rendition but also some minor changes in the noise reduction.

    All the best,


  13. Jim says:

    Hi I use NIk software , can you tell me how this will work with capture , also what workflow should I use ?
    Also can i I import photos that have been worked in aperture ? and then make adjustments in capture.
    I haven’t download the trial yet

  14. Elisa says:


    I am working with ixr in autofocus and I find checking the focus in live view very difficult. Despite the light source, a box light of led, is very low (the shutter speed is 1/4) in the live view the image is too bright and instead to focus it says “too light”.

    Is that common? Could you explain how to focus properly?


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