Test Drive the 2016 Lightroom Preset Collection

The photos below allow you to click on the center symbol and drag to the left or right to see the before/after of some of the presets.  Some of the presets are designed just to give a little more polish to a photo that already looks good, but others add a more dramatic style to the photos.  It's nice to have a complete collection that covers everything you need.

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The above example is my “Desaturated Crunch” preset, which is part of the “Street Style” Collection included in the 2016 Lightroom Preset Steal.  This preset gives a “crunchy” feeling to a portrait or street scene to bring out texture and make the photo appear “gritty”, which is a popular style in street photography.

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The above photo is the “Warm and Clean” preset, which is part of the “Portrait Style” Presets Collection (included in the 2016 Lightroom Steal, as are all of the presets on this page).  Most cameras shoot a little too cool of a white balance for portraiture, and this preset really adds in a nice warm tone to the photo not just with the white balance, but also by using a split toning technique to make it applicable to cameras that use different white balance systems.

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The above photo is made with my “Angelic Glow” Lightroom preset. It's pretty clever how the preset is crafted by using graduated neutral density filters around the edges with low clarity to give it that extra bokeh goodness 🙂
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While I was shooting in Chicago this year, I really got a feel for a style that I used on tons of my street photos from this year.  I call it “City Grit” and the street collection has this preset in 3 different strengths so you can quickly dial it in for how much of a dramatic effect you want to apply.  Personally, I kind of like the strong effect in this shot, but on most other shots I use the more subtle “City Grit” presets.

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Sunsets are never quite captured as vibrant in camera as they are in person, so having a good quality set of presets to address sunsets makes all the difference.

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You may or may not prefer the black and white version of the above photo, but LOOK at those tones in the B&W preset!  It's gorgeous!  This preset is designed to drop the blacks without dropping the absolute darkest areas of the photo.  This gives you great contrast without making the photo appear too dark.

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This photo has been really popular online this year.  It's one that I shot in Tuscany, Italy.  In fact, it was stolen by a company almost immediately after I first posted it.  This is one of my landscape presets.  This year I worked really hard to create a few presets that create a “coffee color” sky, and they've really helped some of my landscapes that were beautiful in person, but just didn't look right in the photo without some Lightroom styling.  I like the look of this preset on quite a few shots.

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