We just came back from the Way Up North wedding photography conference in Stockholm, and one of the main points mentioned by many presenters was “Consistency”. In order to build a strong, visually recognizable and outstanding brand, you have to keep your work consistent. The tones, the editing style and the mood that you apply to each image should all be similar and unchanging. Obviously, the location, the time of the shoot, even the light conditions are always different. Keeping a similar style and color pallete for all your photographs could have been impossible – but not in the era of Presets. In a matter of a few clicks you can turn any raw file into an epic piece of art. In this article we’ll be talking about some of our favorite and best Lightroom presets for photographers – the presets offered by Tribe Archipelago. So, if you’ve been admiring for a long time the warm tones of Don & Helen, or gorgeous blue and orange colors used by Ryan Longnecker, keep reading. By the way, both use Flothemes themes for their websites.
Tribe Archipelago, is a division of Red Leaf Studios Inc. (Tribe Redleaf) in partnership with LooksLikeFilm. It is a community of talented photographers, created to support and help fellow photographers grow and refine the beauty and visual power of their work, through presets and post-production tools.
Below we included a short description of each of the Lightroom presets offered by Tribe Archipelago.
About Don & Helen LR Presets: “The fresh breeze of Tenerife Sea, the breathtaking sunsets on top of Gran Canaria, the endless white beach of Fuerteventura, the rugged landscape and fiery volcanoes of Lanzarote, the calming beauty of La Palma, the peaceful folks of La Gomera, and the rich underwater life in El Hierro… these are some of the things that enrich our photography, the way we see, and the way we feel. Don + Helen Presets are created out of our experience, our travels, and our adventures in the archipelago and other countries. They’re made especially for wedding, portrait, street, travel, landscape, and fashion photographers who are looking for that gorgeous, moody image.”
Created for Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC), 5 & 4. and ACR Presets for Photoshop CC & CS6. Based on the Adobe Standard Calibration profile and designed to work with both JPG & RAW files. The set contains 7 Presets in total. (Five Color & Two B&W).
About Ryan Longnecker LR Presets: “My presets are meant to focus on the color scheme that draws me in the most, and that which I’ve recently learned is scientifically proven to be one of the most pleasing to the human eye: amber and blue. I live near the ocean, and so not only do we have gorgeous blues and water, when the mist hits against the cliffs it spits up mist that mixes with sunset light and provides a golden glow that’s not really replicable through post processing. I’ve always tended towards a moodier edit rather than a really clean one, because I believe you should edit how an image feels and not how it looks. Among these five color presets, and the one B&W, you should be able to find one that works for you in a variety of scenarios and lighting. I’ve never cared much about trying to emulate film, so you’ll see a lot more contrast in my presets and less interest in the grain unless it pertains to the mood of the edit (like 03 and 05 B&W). Because there are so few occasions when I’m shooting a scene in which everything feels neutral, I don’t try to get the histogram perfect – so these will work really well in both under and overexposed images. But if you want to really see them shine, go shoot during golden hour near some water and you’ll see what I’m talking about.”
Created for Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC), 5 & 4. and ACR Presets for Photoshop CC & CS6. Based on the Adobe Standard Calibration profile and designed to work with RAW files. The set contains 6 Presets in total. (Five Color & One B&W).
About Kevin Klein LR Presets: “I made these presets in a time of my life where I missed summer and its days with bonfires, long deep talks in the night and good simple food from the barbecue. I was looking for an edit that gave me the feeling of a warm wind in the evening, walking through the fields. Times that feel endless and like a hasty touch at the same time. These presets are my love poem to summer and all the people that enjoy this season!”
Created for Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC), 5 & 4. and ACR Presets for Photoshop CC & CS6. Based on the Adobe Standard Calibration profile and designed to work with RAW files. The set contains 4 Color Presets, each with 2 variations and 2 B&W presets. Also included are 3 grain and 2 lens profile presets. (A total of 19 presets)
Abut Loren & Chris LR Presets: “We’ve crafted these presets to provide subtle greens, rich skin tones, and above all a consistent variety of looks to help improve your work as a whole. Rather than overpowering your photos with saturation and contrast, these presets give your photos room to breathe.”
Created for Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC), 5 & 4. and ACR Presets for Photoshop CC & CS6. Based on the Adobe Standard Calibration profile and designed to work with RAW files. The set contains 6 Presets in total. (Four Color & Two B&W).
Take a look at each set, check out the beautiful work of these incredible photographers and choose your favorite Lightroom presets!
In case you are on the fence about using presets at all, because you’re afraid that your work will blend in with the work of other photographers who buy the same presets, read our recent post by Ben Sasso.