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RAW Talent with Raymond Alva

Portrait and documentary photographer Raymond Alva, or Rap – short for Rapberry – as he’s been known since the 4th grade, wants to challenge people to look at each other in new ways; to create understanding between different groups. In this month’s RAW Talent, the recent graduate gives us a look at how he is taking the plunge into the world of professional photography after his studies and using his education and personal interests to explore hidden stories within street culture, fashion, and music. How did you get into photography? I first got introduced to stills back in 2014 at a summer camp I went to. Some older campers I knew had cameras and I was immediately interested in what they were doing. About a year later, I got my first camera from my parents for my birthday, and I’ve been shooting ever since. You studied photography at California Baptist University. How was that? And how did it help you find your voice? My time at CBU was incredible, to say the least. My professors …

Taylor Brumfield – finding new ways to collaborate

2023 might be the first year in a while that COVID won’t keep us away from each other or the studio, but that doesn’t mean that working together remotely is history. As many photographers have found new ways of working closely with clients who could not join them on a shoot, both parties have discovered that being in the same room is not always necessary to get a good result. We spoke to beauty and product photographer Taylor Brumfield about how she is getting closer to her clients without going anywhere. Taylor Brumfield knows how to grab your attention. Her vibrant and lush style of photography makes the nail polish, moisturizer, or shampoo she shoots look so good that you almost want to take a bite, and encapsulates the “clean girl aesthetic” that so many aspire to for with the flawless, dewy skin of her beauty subject. Working as a beauty and product photographer for over a decade – product photography is her bread and butter, as she puts it– Taylor works with clients all …

RAW Talent with Alicia Berardelli

  Alicia Berardelli’s own athletic background and passion for sports are impossible to miss in her work. With a graphic and dynamic style of composition playing with light and shadows for added dramatic effect, Alicia uses her camera and her own experience to create a bond with her subjects to showcase their skills and dedication to the sports they do. In this edition of RAW Talent, the recently graduated, California-based photographer tells us about her path to sports photography and what she thinks it takes to get the perfect action shot. Tell us a bit about yourself. Essentially, I have an obsession with light. The way it falls, the shadows it makes, its ability to paint and sculpt, to show emotion, to empower, to change meaning, and illuminate. I channel my love of movement into creating narrative imagery that captures my subjects in dynamic and clean ways that emphasize their talents, stories, and the beauty of individuality. When I’m not climbing up something during a shoot, you can find me running somewhere near the ocean, …

2022 wrap up – thank you for being you

2022 is coming to an end. And what a year it has been! Not only did we launch Capture One Live and Capture One Pro 23 with exciting new features like Smart Adjustments and Layers in Styles, but we also jumped into the world of mobile editing with Capture One for iPad. But this post is not about what we did. It is about you. Because you make Capture One what it is by showing the world incredible images and telling stories that bring emotions to life.   This year, you have been busy. In 2022 alone, you and your fellow photographers have imported 2 billion images into Capture One. If we printed just one day’s worth of your images (almost 6 million!) and stacked them, they would reach about three and a half times the height of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Many of you also spent this year working closer than ever with colleagues and clients – even those on the other side of the world. How do we know? Since …