Visual Supply Co., more affectionately referred to as VSCO, has built an empire around its impressive collection of film emulation presets. To date, the Oakland-based company offers seven complete collections of film presets for desktop editing software, each of which encompasses a specific collection of presets inspired by various film stocks, both new and old.
Individually, these preset packs sell for $59, which seems a fair price to pay for the amount of work that’s gone into each respective pack. The problem is, it’ll take some thought to figure out what specific pack best fits your needs as a photographer, because different packs work best depending on the style of photography they’re being used on.
To prevent buyer’s remorse, VSCO has put together a little sampler pack for newbies just getting into the game. Appropriately titled “VSCO Film Essentials,” the pack features a hand-selected collection of the most popular film emulations from each of the seven complete collections VSCO offers.
Below are the film stock emulations included in the pack, sorted by the complete package they represent:
- Kodak Portra 800
- Fuji Neopan 1600
- Kodak Portra 400 UC
- Fuji FP–100c
- Fuji Astia 100
- Fuji Provia 400X
- Agfa Vista 100
- Kodak Gold 200
- Fuji 400H+1
- Kodak Portra 160 +1
- Agfa Portrait XPS 160
- Ilford Pan F 50
- Kodak Ektar 25
Like VSCO’s seven other offerings, this particular pack costs $59 and works within Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. To purchase the VSCO Film Essentials pack, you can head on over to VSCO’s online store.
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