A couple of months ago, the Alchemy Collection came out on VSCO Cam. I am an avid VSCO Cam user and I have shamelessly bought all filters available. The Alchemy Collection is the latest installment to my knowledge and after browsing the filter options, I decided to purchase this one.
Unfortunately, I did not have enough money on my iTunes card to purchase it, for at the time it was around SGD 3.98 (+-). I only had SGD 1.38. Recently, it was announced that the Alchemy Collection was on sale for a limited time only. I had forgotten about sale and almost didn’t purchase it until I opened the VSCO application. There was a little notification reminding me to get the Alchemy Collection while it was on sale for it will end on October 12. I decided to check it out and see just how much on sale it was. And Lo and Behold, it was only $1.41. I decided to purchase it but when I saw I only had $1.38, I was devastated. Sure, I could just recharge my card but the minimum recharge was SGD 30. And I wasn’t about to spend $30 just to buy a $1.41 filter collection. I was tempted though..
Anyway, I decided it wasn’t worth it. But then I remembered, iPhone’s App Store and Samsung’s Play Store had different prices.
I opened the VSCO application on my Samsung at first which was $1.41. But when I opened my iPhones’ VSCO, it was $1.28, which was fantastic! I quickly downloaded the collection without hesitation and I had no regrets.
Here are some of the pictures I have taken using the Alchemy Collection from Q1-Q10
As you can see, Q1 has a deep tone to it’s filter.
Contrary to Q1, Q2 has a lighter tone.
Q3 is definitely one to contrast its colors. It’s the brightest and most vibrant among its sibling filters.
Q4 kind of gives off this old timey feel like in the P filters.
Q5 emphasizes on the warmth of the picture.
Personally, Q6 is my least favourite as it overpowers a picture with green highlights.
Q7 like Q1 emphasizes the tones of the picture and makes it look strong and masculine.
Q8 quite like Q5 highlights warmth in its photos but has a little fade effect to give it a touch of the past and a sprinkle of vintage filters.
Q9 is not my least favorite but not exactly a filter I would use regularly. Q9 highlights coolness in temperature of a picture.
Last but not least, Q10. It highlights greatly in warmth temperature and does not appeal greatly into this picture.
Overall, I would have to say the Alchemy Collection, though provides some promising filter options like Q1, Q2, Q4 and Q7. It mostly highlights the strengths and beauties of temperature in photographs. From extremely warm to the extreme cool, it emphasizes and promotes the appreciation of cool and warm temperature in photography.
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