Velvia 50 is legendary among landscape and nature photographers because of its contrast, low grain, and how incredibly deep the colors were. This particular pack of Lightroom presets is definitely my favorite because its geared more toward landscape photographers, featuring emulations of many classic films that landscape photographers have used in years past and some still do. The company analyzes the different ways in which film can or could in some cases be processed. These tungsten presets help tone this down and create more natural-looking images in tungsten lights. It also has great color depth, with life-like colors in shadows.
In other words, is Ektachrome64 worth investing in film set 7 if I have film set 1, 2 and 4? The Visual Supply Company surely does hard work in order to bring you this awesome product. For most of these images, after applying the preset I adjusted the contrast and exposure, as well as adding the Fade +++. Agfa generally produces accurate to slightly warm images, with red undertones. We especially cannot get over the Agfa and Ilford presets. It has noticeably less contrast than Ilford Pan-F Plus, but as a result, has smoother mid-tones. I don't think this is too extreme, but the contrast was really lacking in my original edit of this photo. Yeah I have the 00 starter pack and I like a few of the Kodak Golds in there.
I also got the chance to use Provia 100F, and Agfa Scala 200 black and white slide film. Any film names or app names listed above are the brands and trademarks of their respective holders. The color temperature of daylight is much higher and cooler around 5500 kelvins. Hopefully you can post your comments on the presets of the other packs, too. So if we shoot under tungsten light, we can simply adjust the white balance to 3200K, and voilà — problem solved! Best for: Personally, I like this for City and Documentary photography.
Before I get into how I use Film 04, here is a list of the film emulations and their strengths. Which pack s have you had experience with? They're a great jumping off point. It would be swell if a reset option was including at the top of the preset list. Not allowed for example: Gear, blogspam, shortlinks. In these presets, though, I find the differences between this and Agfa Optima are subtle.
When I say complete, I mean minimal to no tinkering to get outright beautiful looking image processing. Other than that though, they look pretty great. If you think the camera profiles are a ruse, try applying the same preset across camera profiles to one image. I just really like their look. Violations may result in a ban. I have learned about business, stewardship, geography, route finding, backcountry travel, and so much more over the last decade of doing photography. Also, if you use capture one there are 2 sets of film emulation presets, one of which includes 2 or 3 kodachrome emulations.
Even once your color is balanced to the temperature of tungsten light, the extreme brightness of reds and yellows can impact your image. For Superia 100, the difference is quite subtle. This would work well for editorial purposes, where the lines seem to be a bit more flexible than pure photojournalism. Pack 4 includes an array of film emulations that distinguish themselves from the previous packs by being high in contrast. Well is basically the same thing, but with your camera photos.
I use it on all of my portrait shots, which is primarily what I shoot. Despite being high contrast, it does a great job of maintaining details in highlights and shadows. Both unprocessed images are straight from the camera, and the only editing was clicking on the appropriate preset in Lightroom. Blues and greens are in fact noticeably more saturated, and the color palette is a little cooler. We have to confess, we only spent about 30 minutes with it, but we are totally blown away by what we are seeing. This example is Kodak Ektachrome 64, which was a favorite of professional photographers and used often by National Geographic. Perhaps it's the extra resolution.
Incidentally, if you want to see some real Provia,. One batch suits my needs and wants a whole lot more than the other. The company really dives deep and offers as many variations as it can without being overbearing. In my tests, I had awful results trying to use this for tungsten-lit portrait, which according to Kodak is one of the primary purposes of this film. Pack 00 contains two of the community favorite presets; Kodak Gold from Film pack 05 - Archetype Films Collection and Tri-X from Film pack 06 - Alternative Process Collection.