When I started editing the vast majority of my photos in Capture One two things happened. Firstly I got people telling me that my photos look better. I have heard that people love the shift I took towards color work, they were asking me about color grading process and telling me that now simply the colors in my images are cleaner, more vibrant. And secondly many fellow photographers shared their opinion that quality of my images improved - the details became sharper and noise in shadow luminosity ranges got reduced. All this in combination with mentioned already clean, natural colors made people to email me and ask how they can make THEIR images look better too. So I have decided to expand my knowledge on Capture One over the areas that in my opinion are a bit less exciting, such as asset management, keywords, tags - all this sort of things and to make a big, comprehensive course that will show others how to get better results with their images.
"What makes Capture One superior over other photo editing applications?", "What is the compelling reason to switch to Capture One and to take the effort and learn another new software?" and "Why should I care about Capture One?"
These questions keep popping up, so here is my answer: you simply should not. Unless... (This is a short version). And to elaborate a little bit on this: the only one person who can decide if C1 is good for you is you. Let's break down the decision process:
1. outline your needs
2. learn what C1 does and what it does not
3. if the pros exceed the cons - give the software a (free) try
4. decide for yourself
While I cannot help you with naming your needs, I can definitely share my own experience in terms of C1's capability and performance. Before I begin I want to make a disclosure - those of you who took any of my courses know this already - I am not a tech oriented person. If you expect to read about technical comparisons, parameters, numeric values and so on, you will be disappointed. Instead I am an artist. What matters to me are results, plus patience is not my biggest virtue - so I like fast results. I have one hundred ideas per second and if don't act quickly - they are gone.