VSCO Film Simulation Packs (Santa Cruz Test)

Boardwalk housing

Boardwalk housing

I’ve been using VSCOcam for a few weeks on the iPhone and have really enjoyed the results, so much so that I took the plunge and picked up one of their film packs for Lightroom 5. Creating stylized images with one click is highly appealing and I’ve found that VSCO is letting accomplish that quite easily.

My typical process is to play around with a few sliders, exposure, highlight recovery, white balance… and then I go through the variety of film simulations until I find one that is most pleasing. Currently Kodak Portra 800++ is my favorite. Although the black and white simulations are very good as well I’m still using Google/Nik software’s Silver Efex Pro 2. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Here are a few images from a trip to Santa Cruz that were treated with VSCO and Film Pack 1 simulations.

Classic arcade games

Classic arcade games

Santa Cruz Pier

Santa Cruz Pier

Above the arcade and the beach

Above the arcade and the beach

A view of the boardwalk from the pier

A view of the boardwalk from the pier

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