VSCO Cam + iPhoneography

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filter selection

I can’t remember which of the blogs that I follow put me onto the VSCO Cam iPhone app, but I’m hooked. I like that it lets you do just enough with exposure, white balance, contrast, cropping etc to not have to bother with Photoshop. The filters are also lovely – I’d say they’re more subtle and film-like than Instagram, which can be a bit heavy handed. And it’s nice to have full resolution, non-square photos at the end of it! It’s perhaps not as powerful as other camera apps, but simplicity is more the point here.

I’d been thinking of buying a compact digital camera to take around with me when I can’t be bothered carrying around my DSLR, but seeing the lovely photos some people take with their phones I think I’m going to just try a little harder with phone photography instead. Not having to edit in Photoshop is definitely going to be a bonus!

This is an unsolicited review; I paid for this app and just happened to enjoy it enough to want to share! The various photos in this post were all taken by me.

4 notes

  1. Have you tried Snapseed? It’s my favourite photo enhancement app at the moment. It has a lot of pre-set filters, standard photo editing functions and sharing. I actually think it’s more powerful than the Photoshop app! Plus it’s even more gorgeous on iPad.

  2. The photos are so whimsical. Love them! I found a site called PicMonkey and it is free to use. I always have my compact digital camera with me pretty much wherever I go (I gave up on taking photos with my iPhone) and find that the site is brilliant for quickly and simply editing photos similarly to Instagram and the like.

  3. Sefie – I haven’t! I don’t have an iPad, so I pretty much just like super simple editing on the iPhone or working on things in Photoshop. I might have to check it out though, and add it to my collection of photography apps ;)

    Jennifer – I definitely recommend it, particularly if you like this sort of filmy vintage look.

    Lindsay – Thanks! I’ve heard of PicMonkey – I think if I didn’t have Photoshop for work that’s probably what I’d be using.

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