Lightroom 4 Presets: Black & White for Landscape Photos
Jul30

Lightroom 4 Presets: Black & White for Landscape Photos

I’ve updated a few more of my Lightroom 4 presets. I’ve been digging black and white more lately. I actually wrote a post last week about a class that recently changed my thoughts on black & white photography, so make sure you read that if you haven’t yet. Anyway, while I love Nik’s Silver Efex Pro for B&W photography, I know a lot of people don’t have the plug-in. A while back I created a few...

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Lightroom Presets – Adding a Sunflare Effect
Jul23

Lightroom Presets – Adding a Sunflare Effect

NOTE: Before you read this post or download presets (or leave a comment saying they don’t work), make sure you watch the video. These presets don’t install like most others do 🙂 There’s some pretty cool possibilities for creating presets with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom. This week I have 3 presets that create a sunflare effect that you can brush on to your photos. It’s a little different from the normal...

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Lightroom 4 Camera Calibration Profile Presets
Jul02

Lightroom 4 Camera Calibration Profile Presets

I’ve had a bunch of requests lately to update the Camera Profile presets that I released a couple of years ago so here they are. These presets simply select the Camera Profiles that you’d normally select in camera (picture controls or picture styles that increase saturation, color, contrast). If you shoot in Raw though, those styles are discarded and left off of the raw file (which is why your raw file sometimes looks a...

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Lightroom 4 Presets – "The 300" Look (updated)
Jun18

Lightroom 4 Presets – "The 300" Look (updated)

Hey everyone. I know I’ve been a big slacker on the blog lately. Been traveling like crazy teaching my Lightroom 4 Live seminars so it’s been hard to keep up. Today, I’m in San Francisco and it’s looking like a great crowd of over 400 will be there. As always, my invite stands – if you’re coming to the seminar please come on up and say hi at some point. It’s great to see the faces behind the...

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Video: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4
May16

Video: Upgrading Lightroom 3 Presets to Lightroom 4

I’ve heard a lot of talk about what happens to presets that were created in Lightroom 3 (or LR2) and now used in Lightroom 4. I know a lot of people have presets that they absolutely loved in Lightroom 3 and they simply don’t seem to look the same in Lightroom 4. That’s because of the differences in sliders in the Basic panel. Sliders that were in Lightroom 3 simply don’t exist in Lightroom 4. So Lightroom does...

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Presets – Spring Color, Flare & Haze
May07

Presets – Spring Color, Flare & Haze

This week, Laura (from Pretty Presets) was kind enough to donate some more free presets for me to give away. The images below show the before/after samples of the 2 presets included in the download below (from the Spring Color, Flare & Haze Collection). If you like ’em, she’s got plenty more available over at at Lightroompresets.com so make sure you stop by and pay her a visit. The Spring Color, Flare & Haze Collection...

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