50K Preset Pack for Lightroom, some thoughts:

 

Firstly, it is a huge milestone to have reached 50K (thousand) fans on Instagram, indeed it is quite the humbling experience to read each comment and furthermore the response of creative inspiration of others. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING ALONG ON THIS RIDE.

Presets are a way to apply a general mood to an image. Editing with presets is not a copy and paste method that guarantees a great final image, Instead it is equally as challenging as getting up for that perfect sunrise and nailing the perfectly balanced exposure and composition. I am a strong believer, that style should be shaped through personal preferences and past experiences. As I mentioned in an interview, the key component to style is it's transformation and fluidity.

I am releasing these presets for purchase (five in total) for those that are interested in the technical details of my images. Please note, that these presets shall only function as a starting point. It is also important to know that I predominantly utilize these on files shot on Nikon cameras. Fine-tuning is crucial for those that shoot on other camera systems.

This post shall give away some thoughts about using these presets:

 

This set includes the following Presets:

Leitner_50K_1: Lost Spaces

Leitner_50K_2: Fading Light

Leitner_50K_3: Unobserved

Leitner_50K_4: Transitions

Leitner_50K_5: After Hours

Here are some Lightroom adjustments that vastly improve the potential of this set:

Exposure Adjustment

While Balance

Hue/Saturation 

Split Toning

Local Adjustments

 

Below find more details about each Preset, the left/right arrows will show before/after versions of the cover images.

Leitner_50K_1: Lost Spaces

Intended Usage: Many large forgotten spaces are dark, and only live through available light, often stemming from windows and skylights. This preset is meant to elevate this light and give back some life to these spaces through warm highlights and in depth shadow details.

Leitner_50K_2: Fading Light

Intended Usage: The best usage for this preset is during the fading hours of sunlight with semi direct to indirect golden light. Foliage is also nicely elevated through saturated greens and yellows. Blue casts in shadows are tuned back to give a sense of overall even color and light.

Leitner_50K_3: Unobserved

Intended Usage: Dark industrial spaces are often badly lit through sodium vapor lamps. This preset will correct for yellows and will give spaces, such as tunnels and dark corners their deserved depth! Adjusting shadow and exposure sliders is crucial to obtain maximum details and depth.

Leitner_50K_4: Transitions

Intended Usage: Some days are overcast and dull in light. Here, "Transitions" is working wonders as it will create saturated darks and nicely balanced highlights. This Preset is intended for urban spaces that have large, even lighting conditions.

Leitner_50K_5: After Hours

Intended Usage: After the city becomes quiet, this Preset is coming alive. Adjusting for mixed lighting conditions and open skies, this preset will work wonders when it comes to yellow and blue tones. With an overall natural appearance, cityscapes will experience a whole new layer of life after dark.

The Preset Pack is available here:

50K Preset Pack for Lightroom
25.00
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