Foto tutorial (English)
Foto tutorial (Espaņol)
Equipment recommendations US-ES
Flaat for Canon
Flaat for Nikon
Flaat for the BMC
Flaat for NEX-5N
Old Picture Style Tests
APS-C vs Full Frame
Badly assembled lenses and image quality
Lens mount compatibility chart
ISO on different cameras
High ISO on the 5D3
DIY: DR test chart
RGBWK Bayer sensors
Notes on DoF-FoV
Notes on crop-DoF-FoV
Custom Cropmarks for Magic Lantern on the Canon 550D
How many megapixels do I want?
How many megapixels can I see?
Quick Monitor Calibration Chart
This is Flaat
Flaat is a suite of picture styles for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
Easy to grade
By giving a near-log light response, Flaat aims to be as easy to grade as possible.
Also, by being based on Portrait (instead of Neutral), it tries to make it easier for you to get nice skin tones in your final images.
All sub-versions of Flaat for Nikon are based on Portrait, for better skin tones:
Flaat_10 gets above 10 stops of DR (like Neutral with min contrast, more than Canon+CineStyle)
Flaat_11 gets around 11 stops of DR (this would be my workhorse option)
Flaat_12 gets close to 12 stops of DR (use with care: noisy! NR will probably be needed)
The general advice for clean images would be: use the narrowest Flaat picture style that records enough DR for your shot. If Flaat_10 doesn't give you clipped highlights or shadows, that route will lead to less noise
and smoother gradients than using Flaat_12.
Don't like having to choose from so many options?
Just use Flaat_11: that's the workhorse for Nikon DSLRs.
Designed for the D5200 and D800, suitable for D600, D7100, etc
I made the beta version testing with a D800, and version 1 (the first non-beta version) with a D5200. These profiles have also been tested with the D4, D600 and D7100, and they work fine on them too.
They also work on older cameras, but usually with sub-par performance. For example: they work on the D7000, but the light response is very different (highlight rolloff is quicker, the kink into the shadows becomes a
bit too sudden, etc). So, you can use them on the D7000 too (and they'll look good in the midtones, where light response is still near-log), but it's not ideal.
D800 Flaat_11 music video
D800 park test
Flaat Shootout 2012
Tests with version 1 (first non-beta version!)
Many more samples in the Vimeo Group: Shot on Flaat