Software Review // VSCO 4 Slide by Morgan Roberts

It's no secret that I love VSCO film.

The latest iteration of these beautiful film simulation presets supply us with many current and legacy film stocks, from Fujifilm and Kodak mainly but also featuring the stunning Agfa Scala, a now discontinued b+w slide film. For those who have not heard of VSCO (Visual Supply Company) they do very nice film simulation presets and software for Aperture, Lightroom, and Camera Raw, as well as the great little VSCOCam App for mobile devices. I use them in Lightroom, so the presets are stored in the preset area in the develop mode, and are super easy to use. All presets have a '+' and '-' mode allowing for different development time simulation, resulting in control of shadows and colour balances specific to film development times. For me, this is the real stand out feature for all the VSCO packs, as it shows the real commitment they have to providing simulation of the film process, not just cool vintage tones a la instagram. 

The film stock presets in this pack are: 

 

  • Agfa Scala 200- / -- / + / -/+ / + / ++ / Contrast + / ++ / +++
  • Fuji Astia 100F- / -- / + / ++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Portrait
  • Fuji Fortia SP- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / Landscape / Portrait
  • Fuji Provia 100F- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / ++++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Portrait
  • Fuji Provia 400X- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / HC + / HC ++ / Portrait / Vibrant
  • Fuji Velvia 50- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Landscape / Landscape +
  • Fuji Velvia 100- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Landscape
  • Fuji Velvia 100F- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Portrait
  • Kodak E100G- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm (GX) / HC / Portrait / Vibrant
  • Kodak E100VS- / -- / + / ++ / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / Balance Warm + / Portrait
  • Kodak E200- / -- / + / ++ / ++ Alt / +++ / Balance Cool / Balance Warm / HC / Portrait / Vibrant

(from VSCO's website) 

Notice, no Kodachrome yet... perhaps a special edition is in the works! 

I'm going to share some of the personal and commissioned work I've been doing using the new pack, and that's pretty much all I'm going to say about it - enjoy the photos, and go purchase VSCO 4 and the other packs from their website (they do a discount when purchasing more than one) 

 

morgs

 

Agfa Scala 200++

Agfa Scala 200++

Fuji Fortia SP

Fuji Fortia SP Balance Warm

Fuji Provia 100F

Fuji Astia 100F

Fuji Velvia 50 - look at those reds!

Kodak E200

Kodak E200