Raw Development, Image Editing and Asset Management

11 total hours of self-paced study

This in-depth online course is designed to help photographers in creating professional, impactful images fast. If you want to make the most of your RAW files and optimize your photo editing workflow - this online course will take you through all the stages: Organizing, Raw Developing and Non-Destructive Editing to striking photos. I have been in a photography business for over a decade, and in that time I have both failed through making avoidable mistakes due to a simple lack of knowledge, and also seen great successes through implementing the right strategies. In this course, I have put together everything that wasn't there for me when I first started out to create 'the course I wish I'd had' when I started - so that you can take what works for yourself without wasting your time on painful mistakes.
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Sample Lessons

Capture One 21 Update - Speed edit Feature

In this video we will be talking about the new Speed Edit feature in Capture One 21. I have tested it on a small 13inch laptop, trying to incorporate it in my personal workflow, which typically is based on curves and includes color grading. Learn how to edit fast on the go.

4 Advantages of Non-Destructive Workflow in Capture One

In this video I will explain what a Non-Destructive workflow is and what are its biggest advantages. To get you a balanced overlook I'm going to mention some disadvantages of the workflow, so you can judge for yourself if working non-destructively is worth it. (I hope to convince you that IT IS!)

How to Create a Mask from Selected Color Range

In this video we will be working with the desert image to explain how to create advanced masks based on color selection inside Capture One.

Top 7 Reasons Why Capture One Is Just Better

In this video I talk about the seven reasons why I personally think that switching over to Capture One Pro is a great idea!

Full Course Contents


  • 1

    PART ONE: Getting Started

    • Introduction to the Course

    • Overview of the Getting Started Module

    • Top 7 Reasons Why Capture One Is Just Better

    • Capture One 20 Quick Free Trial Installation

    • Choosing File Management - Catalog vs Session

    • How to Keep Multiple Sessions Open

    • How to Customize Workspace

    • How to Customize the Toolbar

    • How to Customize the Image Browser

    • How to Customize the Viewer

    • What Are the Tool Tabs

    • How to Customize the Tool Tabs in Capture One 20

    • What are Tools & Icons

    • Speeding Up Your Workflow with Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

  • 2

    PART TWO: Organizing

  • 3

    PART THREE: Editing

    • Overview of the Editing Module

    • 4 Advantages of Non-Destructive Workflow

    • DOWNLOADABLE: 7 Proven Steps to Perfect Your Photos with Capture One 20

    • NEW LESSON: Before & After Tool

    • Setting the Foundation with the Base Characteristics Tool

    • Getting the White Balance Right

    • How to Use the Levels Tool to Enhance Contrast

    • Color Grading with the Levels Tool

    • Mastering the Exposure Tool

    • Recovering Highlight & Shadow Details with the High Dynamic Range Tool

    • Enhancing Your Images with the Clarity Tool

    • Advanced Adjustments with the Curves Tool

    • Color Editor - the Basic Mode

    • Color Editor - the Advanced Mode

    • Color Editor - the Skin Tone Mode

    • How to Use the Crop Tool

    • Rotation, Flip & Keystone

    • Enhance the Details with Sharpening

    • How to Add a Film Grain to an Image

    • How to Apply Vignetting

    • The Three Step Process for Noise Reduction

    • The Lens Correction Tool

    • Cleaning Your Images with the Spot Removal Tool

    • Healing & Cloning with the Layers Tool

    • Retouching with the New Healing & Cloning Brushes

    • Black & White Conversion and the Split Tones Tab

    • Master Color with the Color Balance Tool

    • Applying Local Adjustments with the Layers Tool

    • Masking Basics: the Brush Mask

    • Advanced Masking: Auto Mask, Fill In, Refine Mask

    • How to Create Gradient Masks

    • How to Create a Mask from Selected Color Range

    • What is the Luma Mask Tool and How to Use It

  • 4

    PART FOUR: Batch Editing & Exporting

    • Overview of the Batch Editing, Styles & Exporting Module

    • Copying Edits with the Adjustments Clipboard

    • Saving and Reusing Adjustments with Styles and Presets

    • Exporting Images with Process Recipes

    • Round-trip to Photoshop

  • 5
  • 6

    BONUS #1: Hands-On Training

    • Overview of the Hands-On Training Module

    • EDIT 1: How to Create a Timeless Black and White Portrait

    • DOWNLOADABLE: Edit 1 Resources

    • EDIT 2: How to Create a Vintage Noir Portrait

    • DOWNLOADABLE: Edit 2 Resources

    • EDIT 3: How to Color Grade a Seascape

    • DOWNLOADABLE: Edit 3 Resources

    • EDIT 4: How to Develop & Color Grade a Female Portrait

    • DOWNLOADABLE: Edit 4 Resources

  • 7

    BONUS #2: Photoshop Complete Skin Retouch with Dodge & Burn Method

    • BONUS video material

  • 8


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Real Students, Real Results

What People Are Saying

“Thank you for this. You are truly an amazing lady. Now I really understand sessions. I have never owned a course where the customer service is so responsive. You should be commended.”

Patrick H.

“Fantastic program, I've learnt a lot about color grading - this was the weakest point in my image editing process. Thanks.”

Lisa S.

“This course is all you need to get professional, high quality images. I had some experience with Lightroom and Camera Raw editors, but never fully committed to any of them. Capture One is for me a complete game changer. This course helped me to systematise my knowledge, improve my skills and at last produce consistently quality photos. Still learning, but with this course it is finally a clear path.”

Mark D

“Finally useful course that helps taming the C1 monster! Well structured, plenty of detailed step by step instructions, knowledgeable instructor. She has a bit of an accent, but it doesn't bother me personally. Great supporting RAW files.”

Scott T.

“"Thanks Kasia for another super helpful course! Great delivery of the content, easy to follow hands-on lessons. Very happy with this purchase, it makes a great addition to my library."”

Bradley M.

“"Brilliant course, packed with valuable, easy to digest information. I've improved my editing skills and learned plenty of fantastic techniques which I'm using on a daily basis in my photography business. I recommend this course to anyone who is serious about their work ad wants first class training. Looking forward to the upcoming course on color grading. Thanks Kasia!"”

Uwe L.


Kasia Zmokla

Photographer and DAC Founder, MFA

A born-and-raised Polish girl with a passion for artistic self-expression and adventure, I trained at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2003. Photography has been my medium of choice for 20 years, starting in darkrooms and now, in the digital space. I am a featured photography skills teacher on several prominent online educational platforms and am thrilled that over 70,400 students from 183 countries around the world have joined my courses and developed their photography skills with me. It’s a great honor and delight to be engaged in this work. Thank you for taking the time to visit. I’m happy we’re connected and I’m excited for the journey ahead.

What's Included

  • 11 Hours Of Video

    In-depth content for beginning & experienced users. Shot in 4K.

  • 62 Chapters

    Raw Development, Image Editing and Asset Management +PDF CHEAT SHEET: "7 Proven Steps to Perfect Your Photos with Capture One".

  • 4 Complete Capture One Sesions


    90 min Hands-On Training: 4 Complete Capture One 20 sessions containing source RAW files, all layers and adjustments for you to study.


Is this course for me?

  • I have never worked with Capture One before, is this course for me?

    Absolutely! I have included the "Getting Started" section, you will be up and running in a few minutes. Every concept, tool and technique I teach is covered in depth.

  • Can I ask questions if I'll need help?

    Yes! You will be able to ask me questions under every video. I will be there for you whenever you need my support or extra explanation.

  • Is there a time limit to the course enrollment?

    No. You will get a lifetime access to all the materials in the course. You can watch the videos online from any device or download them and study even without WiFi access.

  • Can I get a refund if the course is not for me?

    Yes. All my courses come with 100% RISK FREE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. I’ve put my heart into creating Digital Art Classes unique, educational resources. I’m sure you will benefit from them as an artist and photographer. But I stand by my guarantee and if you spend time with any of my courses and decide it's not helping, let me know within 30 days and I'll refund your full fee. No questions asked. No risk for you.

  • Any requirements?

    Capture One 21 Pro trial 30 day free version is more than enough to complete the course. We will work with NIKON (.NEF) and Fujifilm (.RAF) Raw files provided as supplementary materials to help you move on even faster! Capture One Fuji / Sony is NOT COMPATIBLE with NIKON RAW files provided with the course.



  • Capture One Pro 20: Your Fast-Track To Unforgettable Photos

    $195 value

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  • BONUS #1

    $159 value

    Hands-On Training

  • BONUS #2

    $89 value

    Photoshop Complete Skin retouch with D&B Method


I’ve put my heart into creating Digital Art Classes unique, educational resources. I’m sure you will benefit from them as an artist and photographer. But I stand by my guarantee and if you spend time with any of my courses and decide it's not helping, let me know within 30 days and I'll refund your full fee. No questions asked. No risk for you.