Meet the App That Will Make Everyone Think You’re a Professional Photographer: VSCO

A good quality camera can cost you hundreds of dollars, but with VSCO you can start taking professional-looking pictures immediately! The best part? It’s completely FREE. All of your friends will be asking you how you got your pictures to look so good.

What exactly is VSCO?

VSCO is a photography app that allows you to take pictures, edit, add filters, and share them with friends either through VSCO or on other social media sites. It is available to download now on both the App Store and Google Play.

To get started, all you have to do is download VSCO on your phone, open the app, type in your email and password, and there – your account is ready!

Presets

VSCO has an in app store where users can purchase presets. Presets are tools and effects that will make your pictures look clean, beautiful, and most importantly, professional.

In honor of the Lunar New Year, VSCO is collaborating with Shangai-based creative platform Neocha. The company celebrates culture and creativity in Asia, and together with VSCO, they introduced a special preset for the Chinese New Year. The preset – Neocha x VSCO – is described as “subtle and warm with an emphasis on reds, oranges, and yellows.” The preset is inspired by temples in Siem Reap, street fashion in Seoul, and skyscrapers in Hong Kong.

The colors perfectly align with the Chinese holiday, as red symbolizes good luck, orange happiness and prosperity, and yellow with luck and royalty.

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Introducing the special edition Neocha x VSCO preset — vs.co/neochaxvsco. Link in bio. To celebrate Lunar New Year, we’ve partnered with Shanghai-based creative platform and longtime VSCO partner, @Neocha, to bring you the special edition Neocha x VSCO (NC) Preset, free and available now for a limited-time. Neocha has a long history of championing Asia’s creative class, and together with them, we hope to bring their aesthetic to the VSCO community in a special edition preset. Subtle and warm with an emphasis on reds, oranges, and yellows, NC is designed to produce dynamic and memorable images that bring to life the creativity, beauty and untold stories of Asia. Download now for free in our in-app store. #neochaxvsco | Photo by vsco.co/davidyen

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The Neocha x VSCO preset is available to download in the app for a limited time only. Check out all the presets in the VSCO store here.

Community

VSCO initially started with the intention of meeting the needs of professional photographers and artists, but it has since expanded to include everyone. The app has created a community full of diversity and originality that proves that anyone, anywhere, can be a creator. So don’t stress if you’re new to taking pictures. VSCO has the tools to help you become a pro in no time!

VSCO X Subscription

To get an even deeper experience with VSCO, you can request to become a member of VSCO X here. The VSCO X membership is offered at an affordable price of $19.99/year and comes with 100+ presets, exclusive tools, and monthly updates.

VSCO’s new imaging engine – SENS – is what helped develop VSCO X. The first application of this technology also includes Film X, which offers VSCO users a collection of presets that will give their pictures a beautiful film look.

To learn more about VSCO, check out its official website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Make sure you go download VSCO and start tweeting us your pictures at @CelebMix!

Written by Michele Mendez

Michele Mendez is an editor at CelebMix.com, where she covers all things pop culture, including entertainment, music, television, and film. In her free time, you can find her analyzing BTS' music videos or watching yet another series on Netflix. #ARMY Have a story idea? Contact: michele@celebmix.com / michelemendez182@gmail.com TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, & FACEBOOK: @michmendezmedia