Editing is not my favorite thing in the world, to say the least. I hate it and I have never truly found my style, even though I said I have, I really haven't. I've gone through all the ways you can edit and I still did not like any of them. One day I took initiative and messaged a photographer that I really admire. I asked her what she uses to edit and how she edits and if she would lend some help. She replied and was so kind as to tell me that she uses VSCO presets. I have heard of VSCO (Visual Supply Company) and I usually only use the filters on my phone when I want to make my latest selfie pop. I didn't want to be "that girl/photographer" that used VSCO because it seemed so lame. I thanked the photographer for telling me how she does things and looked at her photos one more time. There was a certain quality about them that I really enjoyed and I have noticed that a lot of my favorite photographers from Utah, California, and even Washington have this cool look. So, I ventured to the VSCO homepage and decided to buy a preset package (actually my mom did because she totally loves the pictures I showed her from the photographer and made me get them).
The presets I bought are for Adobe Camera Raw and cannot be used in Photoshop. So I had to try something new and learn something new, but let me tell you this something new is the easiest thing I have ever done. I enjoy editing now because I discovered something that worked for me and made my photos pop! VSCO has a filmy look to their presets. I love film and the quality it upholds so this was, or rather is, my perfect match. Now I am "that photographer" who uses the Visual Supply Company to make my photographs stand out.
THANK YOU VSCO.
Here's a little pic that I used my new presets on, first ever! (so no judging, please and thank you.)
Holley has been living the dream since 1997. She is a lover of 80s music and rain and kombucha and goats. She's passionate about photography and sharing her life.
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