I'm a natural shooter and I always shoot Auto WB. With most of my nighttime images, at weddings receptions, my photos end up looking dull and quite red. I've created this preset to correct the white balance*, add some contrast and bring life to the photo. (*You will have to tweak the preset for your photo. But if the photo is shot in the same conditions as in the example - no flash, candle and available ambient light, it should give similar results.)
Each of my presets comes with 9 versions of the specific preset.
- Standard version (preset name)
- Overexposed version (preset name + light)
- Underexposed version (preset name + heavy)
Each one of the above also come with zero grain, with a touch of grain, as well as lots of grain. With each one of these versions, you will need less tweaking after you applied the preset.
Please do take note that Lightroom Presets will not FIX your photos and that each preset will look different on every photo, depending on the way you shoot, the light used etc. The purpose of Lightroom presets is to give you a good base to work from, saves you time and also gives newbie Lightroom users an advantage to creating professional looking images.
For the best results, you need to shoot in RAW and apply these presets to RAW images. Please also have a look at the before and after, to choose the best suitable presets for yourself.
How to import presets:
- Before you can import presets into Lightroom, you must un-zip the downloaded preset file.
- Open Lightroom
- Navigate to "Develop"
- On the left, in the Preset tab, Right Click and select "New Folder"
- Name the folder after the preset batch you've purchased and are importing.
- Right Click on the folder you've created and select "Import"
- Navigate to the desired preset folder
- Batch select all presets within the folder and select "Import"
- Now you can begin editing.