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Christine Meintjes Lightroom Presets


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Christine Meintjes Lightroom Presets


 

Editing is a crucial part of any photographer's workflow. Over the years I've refined my Adobe Lightroom presets and they are now available to the public. Please see my collection of presets below.

 

My Preset Bundles

All in One Bundle
120.00
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3 set Black + White Bundle
29.00
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10 set Colour Bundle
99.00
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My Presets

Each preset you purchase comes with 9 preset varieties. Click on the product below for more information.

Couple Love
15.00
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Ego (Black & White)
15.00
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Hollywood (Black & White)
15.00
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Sunset Girl
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Night Time
15.00
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Inside Pastels Warm
15.00
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Warm Celebrations
15.00
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Pop in the cloud
15.00
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Inside Pastels Cool
15.00
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Oemf
15.00
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Drinks be served
15.00
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Nr1 (Black & White)
15.00
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Warm up the shade
15.00
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Editing Party


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Editing Party


For editing, I purely use Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom changed my life! It's by far the easiest and most efficient way to edit big batches of photos. Especially if you do a lot of portrait sessions or weddings.

If you want to learn how to edit like a boss, speed up your editing process, save tons of time (and your sanity!) you need to come to one of my editing parties. We'll sit around the table, I'll take you through the steps of how to do it and then you'll get to practice what you have learnt on your own photos.  

I'll cover the following: 
My digital workflow
Why Adobe Lightroom vs something like Photoshop
Knowing your way around Lightroom
Library mode, selections, filtering and metadata
Develop mode: The basics, colour, lighting, effects
More advanced, skin retouching, spot removal and filters
Preset Creation
Exporting your images
Resizing for blogging, social media and print

The next party:

Where: Somerset West (location to be confirmed)
When: 24 November 2016
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Cost: R2500 pp*
What to bring: Your computer with Lightroom installed + updated , 10 Raw photos

*ONLY 2 seats left. 

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Workshops·Teaching


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Workshops·Teaching


 

Without the help of the photographers and guidance of mentors in my life, I would never have built a business like the one I have today. Through their help and support, I’ve become the photographer I am and for that I will be forever grateful.

My workshops are intimate, informal and a great space within which you can dedicate 3 days to focus fully on what you need to work on, in order to improve your business.

At my workshops I cover topics relating to the business-behind-the-photography, practical shooting, tips on marketing, social media, branding and much more. Sign up for my photographer's newsletter below to stay in the loop as soon as new dates become available.

 

Your advice has been INVALUABLE to me starting up my business. Your generosity in sharing information has really fast-forwarded my knowledge of this business. Seriously. And one of the biggest helps.
— Anushe Low . London
Your workshop was an unforgettable experience!
— Aileen Borrajeiro
I loved this workshop, because it reminded me that I’m the force behind my brand...I feel very inspired after this, like a Vitamin B injection - ready to take on the industry.
— Jenni Elizabeth
 
 

A bit more about my WORKSHOPS

My workshop will take you to a place where you are excited to move to new heights. If you want a quick fix, you should probably skip this one. But if you're ready to dig deep, get to know yourself, be honest and work really hard at your brand, I'm ready to share the past 18 years of experience in a condensed and intensive 3 day workshop.

We will cover all the basics from camera settings, shooting and how I edit, to the challenging situations we find ourselves in once we start turning our passion into a business. Throughout the three days I'll share my thoughts, stories and all the little bits that brought my business to where it is today. If you're ready to discover who you really are... this one is for you.*

 

South Africa: Somerset West
23 - 25 January 2017 : R12 500 per person

50% booking fee required to secure your seat -- 50% SOLD OUT.


Germany: Hamburg
first week of march :  Cost to be confirmed

 

My workshops take place over a period of three days. The workshop is ideally aimed at wedding / portrait / lifestyle photographers who have been in the industry for at least 1 year or someone who is very serious to turn their passion into a business. The main focus of the workshop will be on self discovery, through facilitated conversations. I've learned that no one knows your business as well as you do, however, sometimes all you need is a little help to take it to the next level. That's why my workshops are informal, mainly focussing on helping you discover how to make small changes, that will have a big impact on your business. 

My stories will help, inspire and encourage you to create a brand that is a reflection of you. The three days will be a journey of self discovery that will leave you refreshed and ready for the next season. We'll talk about how to market your brand in an authentic way, how to run your passion as a business and all the nitty gritty of digital workflow, including social media, processes that will change your life and the basics of Lightroom editing. During the three days we'll also photograph a beautiful styled shoot, designed by my friends in the wedding industry.

The workshops will include coffee, tea, snacks, lunch and a welcome dinner on the first night. Accommodation or travel is not included in the price.

*Only 10 seats available per workshop.

 
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I'll be speaking at...


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I'll be speaking at...


Twenty21 Conference 2016 

I'm honoured to be part of Admired in Africa, an organisation that aims to uplifting the photographic industry, by awarding excellence, as well as facilitate workshops and conferences, to make information accessible to up and coming photographers. 

For more information, visit Admired for Africa and Twenty21 for more conference information.


Cosmopolitan #nextgenstartup lunch event

I've been selected as one of the #nextgenstartups, by Cosmopolitan South Africa. And I'll be sharing some insights into being an entrepreneur at their #NextGenStartUps Women’s Lunch event on Saturday 22 October in Johannesburg.

It will be an exclusive afternoon, celebrating Millennial #girlbosses.

For more information, visit their site here.


THE GERMAN WEDDING CONGRESS 2017

I'm excited to be one of the speakers at the third, German Wedding Congress taking place in Hamburg, Germany from the 3d to the 4th of March. The congress is aimed at wedding professionals from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The program includes a wide variety of speakers and a wonderful opportunity for industry professionals to network and build new relationships. 

For more information, visit German Wedding Congress website. 

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If you're interested in asking me to speak at your event, please get in touch, through my contact page. 

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My Bag


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My Bag



Cameras:
Nikon D4s
Nikon D4
Nikon D750 (great for travelling!)

Lenses:
Nikon 35mm, f1.4
Nikon 50mm, f1.4 (my favourite lens)
Nikon 85mm f1.4
Nikon 105mm Macro lens (great for rings and details)
Nikon 24mm-70mm, f2.8
Nikon 70mm-200mm, f2.8

Lighting:
2 x SB 900 Nikon speed lights
1 x SB 910 Nikon speed lights
California Sunbounce Reflector (YOU need this! Available from Photohire)

Storage:
Lexar Professional cards
Lexar SSD portable hard drive (Epic fast little thing - use this all the time!)
Western Digital Harddrives

In Studio:
Apple Macbook Air 13” (when traveling)
Apple 27″ iMac
Adobe Lightroom
Lexar Professional Worksflow Hub