Thanks to a giveaway from the good people at Brooke Courtney Photography, I was finally able to get my hands on VSCO Film for Lightroom a few weeks ago. In short (and totally not official definition), VSCO Film is a group of very film-looking presets that allows photographers to manipulate their images in post-processing. Out of all the presets I’ve tried in the last 3ish years, these are my favorite. I’m definitely learning how to use them to best suit my style and have realized that I can only use them in minimal amounts if I still want my pictures to look like they belong to Kelsey Tice Photography. Even so, I love some of the tools they have for making those minimal adjustments. Some of my favorite tools are ‘orange skin fix’, ‘sharpen +’ and ‘lows boost’, and ‘Kodak Porta 160++’ is my favorite film preset so far. I say ‘so far’ because I’ve only edited one session with VSCO, and I know I still have a lot of experimenting to do!
I wanted to share a before and after that really shows how awesome VSCO is! This is from Danielle & Will’s Florida engagement session that will be hitting the blog later this week! Here’s the image straight out of camera (SOOC):
Here are the presets I used on this image:
Kodak Portra 160++
Super simple adjustments that took me about 30 seconds to do and then apply to the rest of the images in this series! Simple = Happy Kelsey. Also, I edited out those two distracting signs that were in the background of the image. Obviously, I’m not an editing master, so now that you know they were there, you can tell I edited them out. But let’s be honest, if you had never seen the ‘before’, you never would have known. :)
A have to give the people at VSCO some major high fives for being so awesome and creating this equally awesome product, and I 100% recommend it to other photographers. They also have an app for iPhone called VSCO Cam that I use ALL THE TIME… It’s my favorite camera app, and trust me, I’ve tried pretty much all of them. Haha. :)
ps. Aaron just texted me to tell me it started snowing, so I won’t be going outside for about 2 weeks. Snow = the worst. :(