VSCO is a great app - in fact, it's the first photo editing tool I reach for when I'm on my phone and need to some quick editing.
I'll usually start off with applying one of my favorite filters to give it that look and feel that I try to maintain across my portfolio. Then, I'll fine tune with some of the other VSCO settings along with some further HSL color correction in Polarr.
But first off, if you're new to using VSCO - sometimes it's hard to pick which filter packs to buy since they tend to use different photos in their examples. The photos they pick usually are especially suited to that filter number alone. Wouldn't it be nice to see each filter applied separately to the same photo?
Well I'm glad you asked! I'll be doing a series of before/after pictures of each VSCO filter set. I'll start with the VSCO Contemporary Collection (A1, A2, A3, N1, N2, N3, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6).
Analog / Archetype (A1, A2, A3)
With hints of pastels, lifted mid-tones and slight overexposure, A1, A2, and A3 embody analog film. Analog / Archetype is the perfect choice for portraits, interiors and food.
New Modern / Lights (N1, N2, N3)
Tailor-made for bright lights and colors, this N Series works well with photographs shot with the flash or direct sunlight. N1, N2, and N3 have a modern and bold aesthetic.
Polychrome Summer (H1, H2, H3)
An ideal all-purpose pack, Presets H1, H2 and H3 excel in fashion, lifestyle and still object photography. Subtle pink, yellow and purple hues evoke the best memories of summertime.
Polychrome Winter (H4, H5, H6)
An ideal all-purpose pack, Polychrome Winter excels in fashion, lifestyle, and still object photography. H4, H5, and H6 are understated and cool, delivering dreamlike hues inspired by the winter season.