Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is one week away and most likely you haven't been able to think of the right gift for the dad in your life. I decided to try to help a little. I put together this gift guide that should make shopping for dad a breeze, provided that your father is a 31 year old photographer and father of three, who likes coffee, cycling, and durable pocket notebooks.

1. A New Field Notes Subscription

Durable Pocket Notebooks, Made in the USA. 

Durable Pocket Notebooks, Made in the USA. 

If your dad is anything like some dads I know, his current Field Notes subscription just ran out with the Summer 2016 edition. Do him a favor and re-up with another year of pocket notebook bliss. 

2. A Set of Rock & Road 43mm x 700c tires

Make sure they're gum walls. 

Make sure they're gum walls. 

Like most fathers, the tires on your dad's 2015 Specialized Awol that he got for his 30th birthday last year are looking a little worn. Spruce up his ride with a set of Rock & Roads, the tires he's had his eyes on since the day he bought the bike. 

3. Augies Coffee Subscription

Augies.  Mmmmmmmm.

Augies.  Mmmmmmmm.

Listen, there's pretty good coffee in Louisville...I mean, wherever your dad lives, but treat him to MistoBox's Golden Mug award winner for Best Roaster with this coffee subscription. Augies will send you their best stuff, and man is it good stuff. 

4. These Incredible New Nintendo Vans

Man these are cool.

Man these are cool.

Your dad loved The Legend of Zelda growing up. Your dad bought a Super Nintendo with his first paycheck so he could finally beat A Link to the Past after your grandmother sold his childhood console at a yard sale one summer and he never got to finish the game. Your dad also needs new shoes. 

5. Swift Industries Gear

Bike Camping!

Bike Camping!

Ever since you learned to ride your bikes, your dad has wanted to take you bike camping. Show him you're ready by outfitting him with this Swift Industries campout swag. 

There you have it, you're ready to own father's day with this gift guide virtually guaranteed to make me happy. I mean your dad. Happy Father's Day. 

Whitening Teeth in Capture One

As of version 8 of Capture One, users have been blessed with the ability to control white balance on an adjustment layer. This is useful for a number of reasons, but the biggest win for my workflow is a very simple, and very repeatable way to whiten and brighten teeth in Capture One.

For a change of pace, I recorded a video to demonstrate this technique. Steps are detailed out below. 

Step One: Make you desired adjustments to the overall image

Step Two: In the Local Adjustment tool tab, create a new adjustment layer and call it "Teeth"

Step Three: Use the paint brush tool to paint a mask over your subjects teeth

Step Four: Use the local White Balance adjustment tool to reduce the Kelvin temperature of the masked area until you achieve the desired effect. You can also locally adjust exposure and/or brightness to further enhance the teeth. 

I find this to be a really effective, easy, and easily repeatable way to enhance tooth that appear too yellow, while keeping your images in Capture One. I used to rely on Photoshop to do any teeth whitening I needed, which meant I made my adjustments in Capture One, then exported to Photoshop for further editing. Now I can keep 99% of my workflow in Capture One, reserving Photoshop for only major editing.