VSCO Film 06 Review - Weddings
Katrina & Mark's Wedding
My friend Stephen invited me to co-shoot a wedding in late September. After Stephen introduced me to Katrina and Mark I learned that they live just three doors up the street from me. A very small world indeed. It was great to co-shoot with Stephen and nice to get to know my neighbours better :)
VSCO Film 06 - The Alternative Process Collection
With the release of VSCO Film 06 I thought I would run through Katrina and Mark's wedding images to see what kind of magic VSCO 06 could add to the mix.
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I found out about VSCO Film in early 2013 via Montreal Photographer, Patrick LaRoque, when VSCO 03 was introduced. I have since added and used VSCO 04 and VSCO 05 film packs also. I do not use the presets all the time but find them very handy and they can certainly save time when editing a large number of photos. These presets give you a good starting point and using Lightroom or Photoshop you can tweak the files to your liking. One of my upcoming tasks is to go through the many presets I have and group them into favourites. There are so many now that scrolling through presets can eat up chunks of time, which of course is counter productive. I will get to it I'm sure.
Getting back to the favourites, VSCO Film 06 is no different than the other packs. While most of the presets can be used I have already narrowed it down to a few favourites in 06. The Kodak Porta 160 sticks out as a clear favourite as this point. I have never shot with the actual film but can still appreciate the push / pull options in this pack and find the concept rather fascinating. I found that Porta 160 needs very little tweaking and applies a very pleasant colour palette and slightly desaturated look without overdoing it.
Another preset I gravitated towards right away was the Fuji 400H with its deeper and more saturated look.
Last but not least VSCO Film 06 includes great black and white presets. Ilford HP5 and the classic Kodak Tri-X. I mostly explored Tri-X for this post but the HP5 presets looks interesting as well and I am sure I will use them at a later point.
I have not talked about the cross processed presets in this blog post. I much prefer the push pull options but will eventually venture into the cross processed presets which give a bolder, saturated and high contrast look.