MISSION STATEMENT - This site is dedicated to professional music photographers. Our mission is to advocate sound business practices, warn against predatory client practices, provide helpful and educational resources, and foster a sense of community. All discussions related to capturing, processing, cataloging and licensing music photographs are welcome.

You are here

News Feeds

Capture One update adds new styles workflow, updated camera support

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:40am

Phase One has launched the first major update to Capture One Pro 11, the company's Raw conversion and photo editing software. Capture One 11.1 brings along a few important new features, including improved import performance, an updated styles workflow, a new resource hub, enhanced LCC presets, and support for new cameras and lenses.

The most obvious changes in the update come in the form of new workflow adjustments that should speed up the importing and processing of large numbers of photos. Now, you can apply styles and presets directly to a photo or on top of it as a layer; for even more control, you can control the opacity to make sure the effect is as subtle or significant as you want it to be.

Capture One has also thrown in a new ‘Spring’ collection as part of its included styles packs.

$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_1238844740","galleryId":"1238844740","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });

A new ‘Normalize’ tool has also been added to the workflow. This tool replaces the old ‘Skin Tone White Balance’ tab within the white balance module and, "is designed to make easier baseline corrections to images."

And if you’re new to Capture One (or simply want to refresh your skill set) Capture One has dropped the learning curve by adding a new Resource Hub. You can now get instant access to free learning resources directly in the app, including: tutorials, webinars, news, and blogs, plus direct access to support and Capture One’s web shop.

Finally, Capture One 11.1 also includes updated support for eight new cameras and 16 lenses. Below is a full list of the cameras and lenses that have been added to the more than 400 cameras already supported:


  • Sony A7 Mk III
  • Fuji lm X-H1
  • Leica CL
  • Leica M262
  • Leica TL2
  • Leica V-Lux Typ 114
  • Leica X-U
  • Olympus E-M10 mkIII
  • Olympus E-PL9
  • Panasonic G9
  • Panasonic GH5S


  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Leica Elmarit M 90mm f2.8
  • Leica Summicron M 90mm f2
  • Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL18135)
  • Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS (SEL24105G)
  • Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO B016 • Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010
  • Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025
  • Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017

For owners of Capture One Pro 11, version 11.1 is available as a free update for both MacOS and Windows. If you don’t own the current version, Capture One 11.1 can be purchased for a one-time fee of $300 or used via subscription for $20 per month, or $180 per year if paid up front. There's also a free 30-day trial if you want to test the waters before you commit.

To see what else is new and to purchase Capture One 11.1, head on over to the Capture One website.

Press Release

Phase One Releases Capture One 11.1

Update Provides New Resource Hub, Expanded Camera Support and Improved Workflow

COPENHAGEN, Apr. 19, 2018 – Phase One, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end digital camera systems, today released Capture One 11.1, a feature release to the industry’s premier RAW conversion and image editing software. The release enhances the Capture One user experience, through a new support platform and functionality updates to ensure a faster, smoother workflow. Improved Styles and presets workflow, support for 11 new cameras, including Sony A7 Mk III and Fuji X-H1 and 10 new lenses, including Tamron lenses for both Nikon and Canon, and an all-new Resource Hub are among the latest updates.

“Capture One remains dedicated to the needs of ambitious photographers. These latest updates introduce an extension to camera and lens support, as well as an all-new Resource Hub. The Resource Hub is an in-app portal that allows users to easily access news, tutorials, updates and much more – all designed to inspire photographers and ensure the best workflow and user experience in Capture One,” said Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Phase One.



A new workflow adds a much faster way to apply both Styles and Presets to a Layer on one or multiple images, offering a direct control of opacity, imperative to wedding and portrait photographers.

Furthermore, a new Spring Styles Pack is included, offering bright pastel color grading to images, particularly helpful to wedding, portrait and landscape photography.


The Resource Hub has been introduced to offer quick access to free learning resources via a dynamic on-screen portal. Tutorials, news, webinars, blog posts and much more are offered in one convenient location to improve the user experience and learning curve with Capture One.


The normalization tool provides a reference point for exposure and white balance for batch adjustments, now allowing any color to be used when previously the only option was a neutral grey.


The Capture One R&D team, alongside our color scientists, analyze hundreds of images from each camera to provide photographers access to the best out of box experience with natural profiles. Below outlines the new camera and lens additions that Capture One 11.1 supports. A full list of supported cameras can be found here: http://www.phaseone.com/supported-cameras

New camera support includes:

  • Fujifilm X-H1
  • Leica M262
  • Leica CL
  • Leica X-U
  • Leica V-Lux Typ 114
  • Leica TL2
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III
  • Olympus E-PL9
  • Panasonic G9
  • Panasonic GH5S
  • Sony A7 Mk III

New lens support includes:

  • Canon lens:
    • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Leica lenses:
    • Leica Elmarit M 2.8/90
    • Leica Summicron M 2/90
  • Sony lenses:
    • Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (SEL18135)
    • Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS (SEL24105G)
  • Tamron lenses:
    • Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 A025
    • Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012
    • Tamron 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD A010
    • Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD F017
    • Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO B016


Capture Pilot 2.0 adds camera control support for Sony, allowing users to change camera settings of the tethered camera directly from your iOS device.*


Capture One 11.1 is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems online at www.phaseone.com/store and from Phase One authorized partners worldwide www.phaseone.com/partners.

Capture One Pro

Owners of Capture One Pro 11 perpetual and subscribers can update for free by downloading. New customers can purchase Capture One Pro 11 for 299 USD or 279 EUR. Capture One Pro 11 is also available by subscription. A single-user subscription is 20 USD/EUR per month for a 12-month plan or a 180 USD/EUR prepaid subscription, paid annually.

Owners of Capture One Pro 9 and 10 can upgrade for 119 USD/EUR

Capture One Pro Sony

Owners of Capture One Pro Sony 11 can upgrade for free by downloading. New customers can purchase Capture One Pro Sony 11 for 79 USD/EUR.

Owners of Capture One Pro Sony 9 and 10 can upgrade for 69 USD/EUR.

Download a 30-day trial

A fully functional version of Capture One is available for a 30-day trial. Download the trial here: www.phaseone.com/download

Please see all products and payment options at www.phaseone.com/store.

*Requires in app purchase.

Categories: Equipment

Solange Posts New Pics of Performance Art Piece

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:30am
Solange took to Twitter this morning (April 19) to post a beautiful new photo and video of her performance art piece at UCLA'...
Categories: Music Industry

Kelsea Ballerini Signs With Jason Owen for Management

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:21am
Kelsea Ballerini has signed with Jason Owen's Sandbox Entertainment for management, Billboard has learned. The "Legends"...
Categories: Music Industry

Gwen Stefani Superfan Crushes Singer in 'Who Knows Gwen Stefani?' Trivia Game on 'Kimmel': Watch

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:12am
Gwen Stefani visited Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (Apr. 18) and went head-to-head with one of her most knowledgeable fans, a...
Categories: Music Industry

Justin Bieber Posts Picture With His Head on Beyonce's Body

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:04am
Everyone wants a piece of Beyoncé right now. Even Justin Bieber. The "Love Yourself" singer appeared to pay tribute to Queen Bey...
Categories: Music Industry

#AlternativeFacts Podcast: Storytime With The Walkmen's Walter Martin, From Writing Kids' Tunes to Opening for Fugazi

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:00am
Walter Martin has seen a lot, and he's got stories to tell. These days, he's an affable, well-adjusted dad whose solo work explores art...
Categories: Music Industry

Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:00am
$(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_4795242505","galleryId":"4795242505","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });

We recently got a hold of Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S9+. Like the Note 8, the S9+ has dual cameras (one wide, one telephoto,) but this time one of them can switch between F1.5 and F2.4 automatically or on demand.

We took the S9+ on a recent trip to Southern California and returned with a nice selection of photos taken under both sun and clouds. Watch this space for a full review very soon.

See our Samsung Galaxy S9+ sample gallery

Categories: Equipment

Scooter Braun on the Importance of Paying It Forward, His Upcoming Midem Keynote & Award

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:00am
When Scooter Braun organized the One Love Manchester concert in June 2017, he was already fully aware of the “universal change” music had...
Categories: Music Industry

Chart Beat Podcast: ACMs Recap & Bad Wolves' Tommy Vext on Their Remake of The Cranberries' 'Zombie'

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:00am
Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss...
Categories: Music Industry

Germany's ECHO Awards Under Intense Scrutiny After Allowing Rap Duo With Anti-Semitic Lyrics to Win, Perform

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 9:00am
The German Music Industry Association BVMI has apologized for allowing a controversial rap duo to both win an award and perform at last week's...
Categories: Music Industry

Jennifer Lopez Will Premiere Song at Billboard Latin Music Awards

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:30am
Jennifer Lopez will join the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards with a “special performance,” Telemundo announced today (April 19). Lopez...
Categories: Music Industry

Bruno Mars Pays Tribute to Nickname Namesake Following Death of Wrestling Legend Bruno Sammartino

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:23am
Less than a year after their first in-person meeting, Bruno Mars paid loving tribute to his nickname namesake on Thursday (Apr. 19) after learning...
Categories: Music Industry

Ariana Grande Shares Another Cryptic Photo on Eve of 'No Tears Left to Cry' Single Release

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:21am
After revealing the solemn cover art for her next single “No Tears Left To Cry” via Twitter on Wednesday (Apr. 18), Ariana...
Categories: Music Industry

PRETTYMUCH Releases 'Hello' on Chocolate Cereal Vinyl & Discusses New EP

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:01am
On Thursday (April 19), boy band PRETTYMUCH is taking to the streets of the Big Apple for an extra special treat for their fans -- literally. The...
Categories: Music Industry

Kylie Jenner Shares Adorable Stormi Snapchats, Announces Makeup Collab with Kourtney Kardashian

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:37am
Good genes run strong in the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and baby Stormi is already learning how to own the cameras. Kylie Jenner proudly showed off...
Categories: Music Industry

Tina Turner Jukebox Musical 'Tina' is a 'Rollicking Rollercoaster Ride': Review

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:34am
As rock’s most famous domestic violence survivor, Tina Turner’s tumultuous life story has long been ripe for a dramatic jukebox musical,...
Categories: Music Industry

Coachella Weekend 2 Camping Delayed Due to High Winds

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:30am
Coachella will delay the opening of its on-site camping in Indio, California, until early Friday morning (Apr. 20) due to adverse weather...
Categories: Music Industry

Ex-Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Donald Trump Affair

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:21am
A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday (Apr. 18) with a supermarket...
Categories: Music Industry

Taking your drone to a wedding? Read this first

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 7:00am

Best practices for flying your drone at weddings

It's spring, and that means wedding season is upon us!* If you're one of the many photographers planning wedding shoots this year, it's also a great time to think about including aerial photography in your plans.

A drone is a great way to capture unique shots that can help tell the story of a memorable day, and in my experience more couples are requesting drone photos than ever before. I expect that trend to continue. On the following pages, I'll share some of my best practices for flying drones at weddings, and give you some hints about things to pay attention to.

* Apologies to those in the Southern Hemisphere. We haven't forgotten about you.

Get certified or licensed to operate commercially

In the US, pilots who fly drones for commercial purposes are required to pass the FAA Part 107 exam. Passing this exam is beneficial beyond just getting a certificate: in the process of studying, drone operators will learn important rules, regulations, and best practices for flying responsibly, all of which will make you a more knowledgable, safer pilot.

You can self study for the FAA exam using the study materials provided by the FAA, or by taking one of the numerous available online test prep courses like this one from Drone Pilot Ground School.

Outside the US, many countries have similar regulations, so make sure you know what the rules are where you're operating and ensure that you have obtained any necessary permits, certificates, or licenses.

Register your drone with the FAA

After you successfully pass the Part 107 exam, you'll need to register your drone's serial number with the FAA. This registration is necessary if you're flying your drone for commercial purposes, and costs $5. The registration number must be clearly marked on your drone so it can be identified if there are any issues or potential accidents.

It should be noted that this registration process is also required for recreational drones, and pilots who intend to fly their drones as a hobby. The FAA had previously removed the registration requirement for recreational drone use, but has recently reinstated it.

Get a good UAV liability insurance policy

Get a liability insurance policy that covers your drone activities. It's not just a good idea – it will may in fact be required by certain venues before you're allowed to fly. Venues (and commercial clients) might dictate how much liability coverage you need, or even ask to be listed on a rider, demonstrating that they are protected from any liability during your flights.

Having no liability protection during a wedding flight could be disastrous; despite careful planning and preparation for your flight, unpredictable things can happen. Having UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) liability coverage will ensure that you're protected against the potentially large financial burden that could occur if an unforeseen situation arises.

Get a good UAV liability insurance policy

A common question I get is where to buy UAV insurance. Liability policies are offered through special aviation insurance companies, and traditional agencies will typically offer annual coverage based on the policy amount and number of drones covered. You can also purchase UAV insurance on a daily basis, for very specific places and time periods, and even specify the amount of coverage required.

If you intend to fly commercially on a frequent basis, it's best to buy an annual policy since they tend to be a better value for long term use. However, if you will only be flying the odd commercial gig once in a while, then getting coverage for the day may be the smarter option. I've had an annual policy from Costello Insurance for the past two years, and they've been great to work with, but if you'd like to look at an on-demand provider, then you might want to take a look at Verifly, which has iOS & Android apps that can be used to book coverage straight from your mobile device.

Update your drone to the latest firmware

Verify that you're using the latest software and firmware on all of your devices and drones. This includes updating to your drone's latest mobile app on your phone or tablet, as well as updating the firmware on your controller, drone, and maybe even your batteries. All of these components operate in synergy, so if one part is out of sync you could be exposing yourself to unnecessary risk.

I always go through my checklist several days before a flight, ensuring that I check for updates on all of my devices, and making sure everything is properly charged and calibrated.

Calibrate your IMU and compass before your flight

This is something that I used to take for granted, until I had a very scary close call while trying to capture a beautiful sunset. I decided to pull over by a beach, and proceeded to send my DJI Phantom 3 Advanced up for a quick flight. The drone jumped up and immediately lost it's GPS and compass heading, putting it into an uncontrolled frenzy in ATTI mode. I struggled through almost the entire battery charge to get it under control, and experienced the highest degree of stress I've ever experienced when flying a drone. I was lucky to get it back on the ground without damaging anything.

Looking back, if I had taken a few minutes to calibrate the compass and IMU, I would have a beautiful sunset to look back on instead of the stressful memory of that dreaded flight. Don't let this happen to you, especially at a wedding. I now always calibrate my compass and IMU before each flight.

Monitor wind conditions

Knowing the wind speed and direction is a critical skill for any drone pilot. When flying downwind it can seem like wind isn't an issue, but you don't want to discover that it is when flying back upwind with a low battery. Pay attention to the wind and know both where it's coming from and at what speed. I use an iOS app called Windseeker to help keep tabs on the wind conditions. It has geolocation abilities, and can even give you an augmented reality overlay of the wind direction for easier planning.

Wind can always be a factor when flying a drone, though to what degree may depend on which model you're flying. I've found that the DJI Phantom series are pretty resilient, and can typically fly in moderate to strong winds. Smaller drones like the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro may not be able to fly in strong winds as adeptly as bigger drones. No matter what drone you're flying, always use your judgment. If it's too windy to fly, stay on the ground.

Use a visual observer

Having a visual observer is a requirement for any FAA Part 107 pilot flying for commercial purposes. It serves to cover the line of sight requirement during commercial operations, and is generally a good idea for any flight in my opinion. It's very difficult to pay close attention to your controller and maintain line of sight to your drone at the same time.

Creating cinematic shots often requires close attention to your display, the controls, and your technique, and breaking that focus to maintain your eyes on the drone in the air will pretty much undermine all of those things. Play it safe and make sure you always have a visual observer to handle this task so you can focus on nailing that epic shot.

Keep a respectful distance

Flying with tact and consideration is a must in my opinion; when planning your shots, do so in a way that doesn't intrude on the ceremony. I never try anything too fancy without discussing it with the bride and groom. If I need to shoot something that requires me to get relatively close to the ceremony, I always make sure it's OK with them, and that everyone is aware of the audible noise that my propellers will cause.

Also, consider what type of drone is best for any given situation. If maximum image quality is needed I may use a DJI Phantom 4 Pro, but if image quality takes a backseat to noise, then I can often get more subtle shots with a less intrusive DJI Spark. My advice is to always balance respect for the wedding with the need to get the perfect shot, and discuss this with your clients. They'll appreciate your need to get the best shots without causing a huge distraction that potentially overpowers their special moment.

Best practices for flying your drone at weddings

These best practices should allow you to get great drone photos or video at a wedding, while also ensuring that you're operating safely, legally, and respectfully.

I'm interested to hear about other best practices you may have developed over time. Please share them in the comments below! We can all continue to learn and benefit by implementing them into our workflows.

Categories: Equipment

Ariana Grande Shares Moody Artwork for 'No Tears Left To Cry'

Billboard.com - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 4:21am
Arianators, get your Kleenex ready.  Ariana Grande’s new song “No Tears Left To Cry” is almost here, and we now have a first...
Categories: Music Industry