Ethical Presets for Photographers

Round Two

By now the concept for the charity presets isn’t very new, but if you’re just stumbling across my page here’s the deal. I wanted to do SOMETHING to be able to give back to charities that I love and support. I wanted to try and make the world a little better and maybe a little bit more caring. So I created a bunch of presets that I could sell that would allow me to donate half of the profit to a new charity every month. I’ve since expanded that to my Double Exposure Tutorial and in certain months my mentoring

This pack of presets is special. I’ve been working on it for awhile now, and have gone back through multiple sessions to re-edit the blog photos with them. I’m a bit obsessed with how deep and contrasty they are and can’t wait to use them for the rest of the year.

These are the actual presets that I’ve been using and have used on my work. This is just the pre-sale where you’ll only get the presets themselves. I will be releasing videos and tutorials on how to use them in a couple of weeks that will cost a bit more. If you buy into the pre-sale I will give you a discount for the final product. 

 

What does the pre-sale include?

4 color LR XMP files 

1 B&W LR XMP file 

3 ASE Finishers

*I have heard that you can use XMP files in ACR, but I’m not sure if that’s true.*

As with every preset pack, the Lightroom presets are not one click wonders. They do take some tweaking in most cases. In the before and after I show the sooc and the one click preset. Underneath I’ll display the adjusted version, but I’m only adjusting the white balance and exposure. I think it’s important to be completely transparent and show you what they all look like after one click instead of promising amazing results from the beginning.

I have tested them on multiple different camera systems and raws from other photographers. I’ll list the info under each photo. 

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Hex

This is actually ONE CLICK. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark iv, photo by  Tay Daliese 

 

 

The final image has very little exposure/white balance tweaks. Shot on a Nikon D750 by  Molly Gilhoim

 

 

This photo was shoot near dusk on a Canon 5D mark iii // by me

 

 

This photo was a bit more difficult but I only adjusted the exposure and WB in the final image. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // photo by me. 

 


Lunar

 

Originally I edited this image a bit cooler, but Mike requested I warm it up a bit. Exposure and obviously White Balance adjustments. Shot on a Nikon D850 // Photo by Mike Zawadazki

 

This is another one click of the preset. I love the light and how different this photo is. Shot on a Nikon D800. // Photo by Mandy Price.

 

 

Minimal white balance adjustments on this one. Taken with a Canon 5D mark iii // photo by me

 

 

A bit more on the exposure & white balance adjustments, but again, that’s all I touched. Shot with a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by Me. 

 

 


Sage

 

A teeny amount of white balance and exposure adjustment. Taken on a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by Me

 

 

Sage at one click is a tad green. Great for some photos, but it’s an easy fix on the others. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by me.

 

 

White Balance and Exposure adjustments. Shot on a Sony A99 // Photo by Shelby Medlin

 

 

I know. The one click version is scary, but editing this photo into being something deliverable was easy. Exposure and white balance adjustments. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by Me


Solar

 

 

Solar is mainly for dark/sunny photos, but it works on a variety of things if you use it correctly. Exposure and white balance adjustments to get to the final version. Shot on a Sony A7RII // Photo by Evan Woods

 

 

Exposure and white balance adjustments. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by me. 

 

 

Solar (like Sage) can also be a little green/yellow depending on the photo and lighting situation. It’s an easy fix with proper WB and exposure adjustments. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark iii // Photo by me

 

 

White Balance and Exposure Adjustments, Shot on a Canon 5D Mark iii // Photo by me 

 


Eclipse

Just a simple one click of eclipse. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // photo by me

 

 

All I did was drop the exposure just a little for the final image. Shot with a Nikon D750 // Photo by Molly Gilhoim

 

 

Just a little bit of exposure adjustment. Shot on a Canon 5D mark iii // Photo by Me

 

No adjustments. Shot on a Sony A7RII // Photo by Evan Woods

 


Gallery of Full Edits with the Finishers Applied