Preset Power

It is amazing to me how powerful Lightroom is for creative edits.  I would expect it to be great for straightforward exposure, clarity, cropping etc. when editing a photo- for a “clean” edit.  However, there is so much potential in this program for creative edits as well- for things you would expect to have to go into Photoshop to do.  And presets make it soooooo easy!

In this Week 8’s lesson in BeStill 52, Kim Klassen provided us with two presets (hazy dazy and breathe) to try on our images. The topic of the lesson was backlighting, which was challenging with yesterday morning’s overcast skies. Although the roses (it was our 43rd anniversary yesterday!) were set on the covered porch and were backlit, it is hard to tell in this closeup. I have other photos I’ll post soon.

Below are four versions of the same photo. Which do you like best?


Box 1- “clean” edit

Box 2- darkday preset

Row 2

Box 1- hazy dazy preset

Box 2- breathe preset




2 responses

  1. Hi, I prefer the hazydazy, I too had a challenge with that also, England is not the most sunniest country, and my backlighting attempt failed miserably, hoping brighter weather this weekend, so that I can try again!

    July 11, 2014 at 2:13 am

  2. Susan

    You are ready for wedding pics! Beautiful!!

    July 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

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