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Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson

I love shooting film! I really, really love shooting film but I’ve realized that it’s becoming less and less about the actual look of film than it’s about getting to shoot with cool old cameras. I’ll always shoot film to some degree but for the look, these C1ick Match profiles are able to pull off the same look that I get when I scan my own film. There is no way to overstate how much I love what these profiles do to my digital images! They really are that good!


The best images I’ve ever taken were shot on film. Making my digital images emulate film has always been a pipe dream. There were products out on the market that did a pretty good job and got you almost there. These Lightroom profiles opened a door and has accomplished something that has never been possible. The tones and accuracy is incredible! C1ick profiles truly matches film and gives me greater consistency in my workflow giving me a look that I’ve worked hard to create. It won’t replace my film workflow, but it respects it and all it’s nuances, and is an essential tool into my workflow. Truly, this is the next generation of film emulation.

Russell Alboroto

Russell Alboroto


Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

I try to be honest as possible at all times, so this is an honest review. And from here on out, I’m not going to hit the backspace button, since I believe instinct is always right.

I always have been going for that film look. And I achieved it by actually shooting film. But not just that, like very few others, I was crazy enough to buy a Fuji Frontier scanner. If I was going to know film, and shoot it, and consider myself an expert, I needed to know all aspects of it. I spent countless hours in front of that damn machine. Countless rolls of film for my clients and my personal work were put through that machine. I’m talking storage boxes on storage boxes on storage boxes of negatives. Over the years of scanning film, I really got to know color. Like REALLY know it. And I became the strongest advocate for film because 1.) I shot a lot of it and scanned a lot of it and I truly believed that it was the benchmark, the gold standard and 2.) I knew it set me apart from the majority of photographers, as most film photographers always talk about.

For the past almost six months, I’ve used Dustins profiles and it’s caused me a freaking mental crisis.

It’s so good. It’s so good to the point where I would hide the source filenames and choose between the film scan and the edited digital file and I ended up choosing the digital file more than half the time. And when I didn’t choose it, it was a toss up because it was so close. It caused me a mental crisis because I’ve been such a strong advocate for film for so long and I thought that having something that rivals the film look would come way later down the road. But it’s here. And it’s going to change a lot of things.

The questions are, Now that everyone can get that film look, or something insanely close to it, what’s going to set film shooters apart in the industry? I think it’s a good question. Because film shooters can no longer rely on the solely look that film gives to set them apart. They will have to step up their actual images, film look or not, in order to stay ahead, and that in turn makes everyone a better shooter. The gates have been busted wide open and that’s a great thing. I love a good change up.

Now, technically speaking. Are these profiles exactly like film? No. Because it’s physically not film. But it’s like a replica of film. The best way I can describe it is, the Mona Lisa, the ACTUAL Mona Lisa is never on display. The one that most people see is probably a replica. But does it matter? It literally looks like the exact same thing. So the one on display physically ISN’T the original, but it looks exactly like the original, or maybe has one brush mark that is off. That is the best way to look at these profiles. They aren’t film. But they’re by far the best replica of film that has ever been released.

Right now, I’m in the middle of moving houses. I’m actually writing this on the floor at my in-laws with who we’re staying with while we renovate our new house, and I’m still deciding on something: When our storage unit is delivered to our new place, do I go through the trouble of dissembling my Frontier scanner to get it into the door, which I have to possibly take the frames off of to make it fit, and then re-assemble it in my office. Or do I leave it sitting in the garage. These profiles are that good. So good that I am now questioning if I need to keep my scanner which has been the bloodline of my photography business. I’ll put it this way to end this. On my last shoot my Contax 645 died right before the shoot started (we all know how finicky and unreliable that damn camera is). 7 months ago, before I had these profiles, I would have been shitting bricks. This time, I literally didn’t bat an eye.