Aside from being increasingly annoyed at the Northern Travel Safety Officers doing their patrol and filming each passengers face between the stops I had a pretty dull train journey to kill last night, so I decided to try take my mind off it by editing a few photos of Jazz from my previous couple of days in Liverpool. I didn’t have my laptop with me. Enter VSCO.
It’s been a while.
My X-Pro2 has a pretty straightforward wifi mode which means I can easy transfer from camera to phone, and anyone remotely familiar with mobile photo apps will recognise the basic import>apply filter>upload process.
It’s a similar principle here, except there’s a bunch more you can do with VSCO over, say, Instagram. The customisable filter packs, with the opportunity to buy more if you want.
VSCO also imports photos from your camera at full resolution, and offers the choice of what resolution to export at.
I edited these pretty basic, as all were processed with either c1 or c3 presets with a few tweaks.
Blanket alterations being contrast (1), sharpen (2.5), clarity (2), and saturation (1.4).
With individual alterations to temperature, and vignette being made to preference for each photo. Everything else remained untouched this time.
My usual editing workflow is pretty minimal as is, but using VSCO again after this time made it feel fun again. I’ll maybe keep some time aside each month and pick a few photos to edit them in this way, it’s nice to keep the process feeling fresh.