Taylor: Senior Portrait

Senior portrait photography – perhaps more than any other type of portrait photography – follows very definite trends dictated not only by the tastes of the younger clientele of the time, but also by the practices of the few photographers who grab the bulk of the senior portrait business in any given area.

Unfortunately, the nature of the business makes it easy for a photographer to fall into a routine of set looks and poses and many of these shoots are handled in an assembly-line fashion for the sake of profitability. Continue reading “Taylor: Senior Portrait”

New nVidia drivers and Capture One 6.1

After 3 months, nVidia has finally released a new WHQL-certified driver for its GeForce GPUs. Version 270.61 supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Running a GTX570, my first impression of this new driver is that it significantly improves performance of certain aspects of Capture One 6.1 – particularly image preview generation. Previously – using driver set 266.58 – preview generation was just slow enough to be annoying, if not a hindrance to my workflow.

The local adjustment feature is now quite responsive, as is the new keystone correction feature. Overall, the more I use it, the more I like the latest iteration of Capture One. With the promise of improved performance over time through driver updates and software service releases, the experience should only get better.

You can download the latest drivers from nVidia by using this widget or by visiting the nVidia website here. For release notes for the 270 series of drivers, click here.

If you have a chance to try this driver with Capture One or Photoshop CS5, I’d love to get your opinion. Feel free to comment.