About the competition

The Capture One Master Edit competition, in collaboration with photographer Marie Bärsch and retoucher Alex Wätzel, invites passionate photographers to unleash their creativity. To see beyond the image and embark on an editing exploration.

Developed by Phase One, Capture One Pro is a RAW converter and image editing software for all photographers. We pair second-to-none engineering with uncompromising attention to detail, empowering our users to push themselves to the very limit of their creativity.

Since the very beginning, ambition has fuelled our mission to refine the RAW experience. That’s why today, Capture One Pro is more than just a piece of software. It’s colors and quality straight out of the box. With the Master Edit competition, we invite you to work with the best, led by Marie Bärsch and Alex Wätzel to get the best experience with Capture One Pro.

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MARIE BÄRSCH

"For me, Capture One Pro is just so much better at getting me the colors and look I want, than everything else I've tried."

Marie is a high-fashion and beauty photographer based in Germany, but traveling and working worldwide. Her unique style blends exotic locations with stylized aesthethics of beautiful female models and has been published in magazines like VOGUE, HARPERS BAZAAR, L’OFFICEL, COSMOPOLITAN and WOMEN’S HEALTH just to name a few.

Her aim is it to always bring out the beauty and uniqueness of her models through subtle usage of make-up/styling and lighting. "I love aesthetics, so I'm always aiming for natural perfection in my photographs. A perfect photograph for me is when styling, location, make-up and of course my model blend together for a beautiful shot."

In 2016 Marie ventured into the market for wedding photography where her expertise and knowledge in the fashion industry enables her to combine her unique style with candid shots to give every bride and groom the most beautiful wedding portraits as well as a great insight into their reception and celebration. "Retouching is only for refinement, everything I want in the shot should already be in the chosen photograph. For me, Capture One Pro is just so much better at getting me the colors and look I want than everything else I've tried."

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ALEX WÄTZEL

"Time is money and Capture One Pro is so streamlined I can transform a high-quality image in a couple of minutes."

Alex started dgtl-craft.com in 2014 giving photographers a personal and dependable retouching solution for high-quality images. Traveling worldwide quickly jump started the business and broadened the client base to every major continent.

Blending a creative and up-to-date color grading approach with thorough craftsmanship, as well as technical expertise, always ensures a perfect outcome that combines believable perfection with naturality.

"Time is money and Capture One Pro is so streamlined I can transform a high-quality image in a couple of minutes. Lots of programs are trying to do everything and overkill it on features whereas Capture One Pro simply focuses on giving you a high-quality file and all the tools to achieve exactly that!"

Alex’s work has been published on the covers of ELLE, COSMOPOLITAN, L’OFFICEL, HARPERS BAZAAR, GQ, PAPER Magazine and in countless editorials and commercial productions.