About

niels

The Image Quality Professor


Niels V. Knudsen is Phase One’s Image Quality Professor and founder of the blog.

He is responsible for breakthrough advancements in image quality both in Phase One’s medium format camera systems and in its digital imaging software.

Niels is a digital pioneer whose debut in the digital photography business was more than 20 years ago specializing in image processing and digital camera technology. Niels was the main driver behind the development of the Capture One RAW converter and image editing software as well as the legendary Light Phase digital back. Since then he has been working with some of the world’s best photographers in a relentless effort to achieve the ultimate image quality and photography workflow.

Niels holds several patents in the field of digital imaging and image processing and has been a pioneer in making ICC profiling work for digital cameras. Beside his position at Phase One, Niels is a passionate landscape photographer.

Nowadays, Niels has invited quite a few of his colleagues and selected photographers to share their experiences and passion for photography at the blog.