Getting Started with Capture One Pro

April 12, 2021 - May 03, 2021

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.


This course is designed for those new to Capture One Pro, or who have previous Lightroom experience and want to see the difference between the programs. Previous Lightroom knowledge is not required. The class will cover the two main ways to work with Capture One Pro, getting yourself set up for success, and the basic function of importing, editing and processing your photos for print or web.

It includes exclusive access to pre-recorded videos from our own Capture One guru, Jeff McLain, plus live sessions with Jeff to ask your burning questions and get feedback on the images you edit. You'll get to keep over FIVE HOURS of pre-recorded videos forever!

Topics include:

  • What is Capture One Pro?
  • Why would one use C1Pro over Lightroom?
  • Tour of the Interface
  • Sessions versus Catalog
  • Importing Photos to a Session
  • Tethering Your Camera to a Session
  • Basic Editing of Photos
  • Processing a high rez Tiff and Processing a web-rez JPEG
  • Setting up a Catalog
  • Importing Photos to a Catalog
  • Virtual Organization with Albums, Projects and Groups
  • Filtering by Rating or Color Tag
  • Basic Metadata
  • Global and Local Editing of Photos

Requirements for this class: camera, memory card, card reader, your own RAW photographs, and Capture One Pro 20 or 21 installed. You can use the 30-day trial if you'd like. Tethering will be covered and a tether cable is required only if you would like to tether; the correct cable for your camera and computer port can be found at tethertools.com.

Schedule

This online class will meet on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Monday, April 12: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Monday, April 19: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Monday, April 26: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
  • Monday, May 3: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time - Zoom session
What is the cutoff date for registration?

We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a course is full. Register early!

How do I register?
  1. Register online.

  2. Call the RMSP offices at (406) 543-0171 or 1-800-394-7677.

How do I attend an online course?

RMSP uses Zoom for online education. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer.

Login information will be emailed to all registered students no later than 24 hours before the first class session.

Are online sessions recorded?

Online sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. 

How many participants are in an Online Course?

It depends on the type of course, but we typically cap online courses at 25 or fewer students. 

What is RMSP's Online Course cancellation policy?

Tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

What equipment will I need for my class?

We recommend headphones or ear buds to minimize audio feedback.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Online Course!

Cancellation Policy

For Online Courses, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.

Tuition
$180
This course is past its starting date.

Instructor

INSTRUCTOR
Jeff McLain

Jeff McLain is a photographer, videographer, and digital retoucher.

After his photography education, Jeff got his start as a freelance photo assistant in San Francisco working on editorial, catalog and advertising shoots. His skills in Photoshop and computing allowed him to help photographers bridge the gap between the film days and all-digital workflows, and he stood at the forefront of the advent of the career of the "Digital Technician."

Jeff soon moved into shooting, and then moved laterally to video capture. His background as a multi-instrumental musician has also benefited his understanding of sound design and audio capture, which can be a technically challenging aspect of film-making.

He worked for many years as a digital technician for Pier 1 Imports, Pottery Barn and a slew of others. As a photographer, he has shot for Williams Sonoma, Mountain Living Magazine, Keen Shoes, Mountain Hardwear, Red Envelope, and Robert Mondavi Wines, among others.

He has loaded 15 cases of equipment onto planes, coordinated with Spanish-speaking producers in Mexico, photographed hamburgers by window-light in Hong Kong, shot smoothies on the balcony of Rudolph Valentino's Hollywood mansion, talked about film technology on a photo shoot with George Lucas, and has worked out of helicopters, Cessnas and random hotel rooms.

He has been a freelancer for over 15 years and takes a 'real-world' approach to his perspective of the photographic industry and the skills needed in today's market. Locally, he is the Director of Arrowroot Productions, LLC, a commercial videography business.

Jeff is a 2001 graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography and has B.A. from the University of Montana. When not shooting in-studio or on-location, Jeff spends time with his wife, son, dog and cat in Missoula, Montana. He plays bluegrass dobro, banjo and guitar to unwind.

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.