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22
Aug

VSCO Film 02 Review

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Review

I have been using VSCO Film for about a year now, and I am still just as excited about it as I was when I first started using it.  Visual Supply recently released VSCO Film 02 which offers an updated list of film emulations to Film 01 as well as some improved options in the toolkit.  When I was using VSCO Film 01, I mostly used Kodak Portra 400, but in VSCO Film 02, Fuji Superia 800 – is my new go to.  VSCO Film 02 also comes with several new film options for B&W images.  I still like Kodak TRI-X 400 – for B&W, but the new Fuji Neopan 1600 and Ilford Delta emulations in Film 02 are just as good depending on the image you are working with.  I use VSCO Film 02 for all of my personal and family pictures as well as all of the behind the scenes images from our photo shoots and productions for work.  There is not really a whole lot more I feel the need to say about it.  We are talking about visual style, so you either like how it looks or you don’t.  It’s just a matter of preference, but for me personally, I am a big fan.  Below are some of my images edited with VSCO Film 02.  Check it out or buy it for yourself here.  You won’t be disappointed.

Here is the review I did on VSCO Film 01 earlier this year.

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16
Nov

VSCO Film Review

Posted by John Keatley / Filed under Review

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.

UPDATE:  8/22/12 – Here is another post I just wrote with some new images I edited with VSCO Film 02.

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