I was recently contacted by a new company called Visual Supply Co about using a film emulator they have been developing for Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw called VSCO Film. At first I was skeptical, but decided to give it a try.
I am fortunate to work with a really incredible retoucher on most of my commercial work, but I still have thousands of personal images as well as some smaller jobs which I try to edit on my own. Problem is, I don’t really like Lightroom, or Photoshop actions, so more times than not, my RAW images just sit in a folder. Every once in a while I manage to process a few personal images, but it usually takes a long time, and I never really get them looking like I want.
Within the first 10 seconds of using VSCO Film, I was hooked. It is so fast, produces the results I have always wanted, but didn’t know how to achieve, and it actually makes image editing fun again. Now I am going through all of my personal images at the speed of light, and everything looks fantastic in 1 or 2 clicks. I also used VSCO Film on a small job I shot this week, and it took me 10 minutes to do 23 images. It would have easily taken me 90 minutes had I done it the old way.
Anyway, enough of that. I don’t like sales pitches, and I don’t want to annoy you with one either. I am willing to endorse this because I actually use it and really really like it. Not everyone will feel the same, but I think many of you will. I have already had several people ask me about how it works with strobe photography, so in my next blog post, I will show some images lit with strobe that I edited with VSCO Film. I edited the following images with VSCO Film in just a couple of clicks per image. Here is the link if you are interested in buying, or just finding out more. Enjoy.