When you start to use film simulations your edits get better.
It can be difficult to develop your own editing style, but good film simulations help a lot. First you get past this idea that you’re a copycat for using film simulations and realize that film was formulated that way for a reason.
Next your edits become subtle and you start to see more of the potential in your edits instead of using edgy digital looks that go out of style fast. Film looks never go out of style.
Get my Free Filmist Sampler presets pack here and dive in with me. It has some of my best film presets and capture one styles for free.
I’ll show you how I’m using film presets and why they are not a passing fad but an essential tool for understanding how to edit each photo you take in a balanced way.
Get straight to the video and see how to use film simulations and what makes a good one.
Years ago, when I launched Filmist presets, I made videos about it. But I’ve improved my film pack so much over the years that even the free pack has what others make you pay full price for.
If you have Filmist but are still using an old version of Filmist login and install the latest because all these V1 updates have been free updates and Filmist is easily double what it was when it launched.
Film simulations are not about being cool.
Tools like this are not about getting a copycat look. Film presets least of all. They take something that takes many hours to create and even more to refine and make it simple and usable so that you can have a constantly creative look that learns from photography’s history rather than simply replacing it with something new.
I hope you found this week’s video useful and will go put these film situations to work as presets, Capture One styles, and LUTS on your videos.