If you’ve been a fan of VSCO’s Lightroom presets, one of the company’s original co-founders has branched out and is releasing his own pack of presets, each of which automatically detects your camera type and color temperature.
With VSCO ending their Film presets as of March 1, Sean Flanigan of A Fist Full of Bolts seems intent on going some way to fill the resulting void, presenting a selection of three color and two black and white presets. There are also four fade tools to give an even more distinctive feel or take the edge off high contrast scenes. With two custom profiles for every camera, Flanigan is keen to create a better level of consistency and professionalism when it comes to Lightroom presets.
The intention is not to create an extensive range of presets to replicate various film stock, but instead to produce Lightroom presets that give a level of control not typically seen before. As Flanigan notes, "they aren’t heavy-handed like a lot of presets." He said, "They work quite opposite where you may want to dial in contrast, saturation, blacks, et cetera, rather than dial it back. It’s just a different way to work."
I've been enjoying playing with the presets over the last week. Like many Lightroom presets, their suitability really depends on the image being editing with these presets lending themselves particularly well to certain color palettes.
The pack is available for purchase as of March 1 and you can find information and more sample images at the AFFOB website.
Lead image courtesy of A Fist Full of Bolts.