Ok – over at Bloom there has beenÂ a lot of discussion aboutÂ Visual Supply.Â Visual Supply is the manufacturer of presets for both ACR and Lightroom that emulate the look of film.Â You can even tweak some of the presets – darkening , adding contrast, highlights, tone, etc.Â Â I was not convinced to try it until Bloom did an interview with Sean Flanigan, a photographer with a very unique, almost quirky style that I think is just fantastic.Â Apparently, he shoots digital but processes with VSCO.Â After seeing his work – I had to give it a try!
I’ve always loved the look of film but have never delve into that part of photography yet.Â I started photography in the digital age.Â I do have aspirations to learn film some day, but of course -photography is a never ending learning process. Until I invest in a film camera and fim itself – I will explore the VSCO presets and see how it turns out.
I got them yesterday.Â We have our good friends from Chicago coming in tomorrow, so I did not get too much of a chance to fiddle – but I did process my 10 on 10 photos this week with the presets for ACR.Â These presets are really fashioned to work with PS CS5 and I use CS4, so the grain functions did not work.Â But I was ok with that (my iso was so up there on a bunch of these that I already had a good amount of grain!)
I know I should have a ‘uniform’ look to my photos, but I’m still not 100% sure which presets I am most drawn to.Â So I chose my favorite look for each one of these.Â There are a couple that I accidentally did not write down exactly which film preset I used, but most of them I did.Â I’m sure the more I work with these, the more I will start picking my favs!
A little on the 10 on 10 – I’ve joined a group of talented photographers at Bloom on a 10 on 10 project.Â Â Basically – We pick one day in a month, take one image per hour for 10 hours, then post them on the 10th of the month.Â I’ve really enjoyed this project – It forces me to take my camera out and try to be as creative as possible with most everyday moments.Â Even if it’s not creative – just documenting the details is enough to satisfy me!
After looking at these – Please head on over to Krista Lund to see what her day was like.
Not sure which preset exactly – one of the ilford HPS.
Dad doing the finishing touches – especially since Daddy himself has the same haircut!Â 🙂
PP&J always tastes better when you make itÂ yourself!
Again – not 100% sure – but one of the Fuji’s
On my last 10 on 10 post where I caught my son trying to get to his Halloween candy in the panty, there were a few comments about theÂ pantry in the background.Â So I figured I would share my neurosis with you.Â :).Â This is my favorite room in the house!Â I do wish it had a window, (and a seating area for reading would be nice too.) But I have to tell you, in a household of chaos, I walk in here and find my serenity.Â I look around, turn the labels forward, make sure the containers and boxes are aligned,Â make sure there’s not a food or cleaning item we don’t need or will never use (they will be donated).Â (Some day I will have all those boxes matching – the plastic both on the upper and the lower shelves – lol).Â For some reason, I enjoy emptying the cereal/crackers/cookies in the containers to fill up the shelves.Â I have too many cleaning products – I KNOW!Â I’m trying to cut down – and for a while was only using green products from a certain company.Â They were ok – but I ended up reverting back to the chemical windex to clean the countertops (fruit fly drama – a whole different story).Â So for some reason – no matter how much I go through those cleaning products – I still feel that we are using each and every one of them.Â I really don’t like the way the plastic bags look.Â My husband put that up there and I just kind of want to get rid of them (garage possibly?).Â It’s just easy to put the bags there – ykwim?
Just to clarify – I’m really NOT an obsessive organized person.Â I would like to be – but this is as much as I can maintain at the moment.Â I created this in the winter-spring of 2011 – it was a procrastination project and it seemed to have worked.Â 🙂
Some day I’ll post an image of my friend’s pantry – not only is it organized – but she put damask wallpaper up on the walls!Â Â I’m soooo jealous!!!Â LOL
Kodak Portra 800-
My five year old’s wish list for Santa – Ok – Let’s see if I got this right – Michael Schannen, 11-25-11, phone, ipad,Â itoca, exodioder, daeaoow, Hot Wheels Ro___, cihi chris cross cna…..Â Â Â Â OK – any help here would be appreciated!Â I should ask his teacher.Â She’s an expert at reading five year olds…..
Kodak 400++ with fill light +++ (those bw presets are so yummy)
Chris is obsessed with sports teams!
Kodak Portra 800 with Creamy Highlights
Football teams with their icons.Â A favorite pastime for my older one!
A holiday visitor – He comes to entertain us every year.
OK – Seriously -Â our dog ate our next door neighbor’s shoe!
Kodak Portra 160-