Editing is a crucial part of the creative process in digital photography. It can take your images from heaps of raw data to works of art, & set you apart from the others by giving the right "look" to your unique style of shooting. I take a lot of pride in my editing process & have spent two years now creating custom Lightroom presets that can be applied & tweaked to fit most scenes, colors, moods & situations. As a teacher in "real life," I hope to use my servant's heart in the photography community to help others carve out a style of their own by sharing, learning, & teaching. Keep reading for more information, sample before/afters, & pricing!
TB1 - Emotion
This portrait preset is what I use most for weddings & engagements sessions. The focus is on even skin tones without sacrificing color. It is "on trend" without being desaturated or overly warm. Greens are brought down to help other colors pop among the scenery, while the warmer colors are balanced for most skin tones. Truer colors bring out truer emotions!
TB2 - Rich
The second portrait preset is what I use for more intimate sessions. The rich tones in this preset work best with photos that can give you all the feels. Skin tones are warm & balanced while the whites are clipped for a creamier look that I love for indoor sessions with a lot of white space. Moody, but not too moody. More like a warm & fuzzy good mood.
TB3 - Ozarks
This is my primary preset for Landscapes! I typically alter my landscape presets seasonally, but I've tested this one on all four seasons worth of photos in the Ozark Mountains & have loved every outcome. It works outside the Ozarks as well, just check my 2017 Yearbook page for examples. This preset matches best with the tones of TB1, but the warmer colors are brought back to life for better sunset photos while blues are drawn more toward the turquoise colors of the streams around the Buffalo National River.
TB4 - Onward
This is my newest preset I developed after shooting on vacation in California with a lot of unpredictable lighting & all kinds of new colors! Everything from sunrise on the Point Reyes coast, fog through Yosemite, and sunset at Lake Tahoe works with this preset. The tones are creamier, much like TB2, & that tends to help bring back some detail and texture into with bright skies that may be a bit more washed out. Colors lean warmer, but are faded a bit. Great for moody scenes! Think foggy forests & twilight wanderings.
TB5 - B+W Contrast
This is my black & white go-to! I love including knock-out B+W photos in client galleries, & this preset does the job. Landscapes with the right light & contrast work beautifully with this preset as well. Perfect for making subjects pop in contrast with a scene. Even if your photo isn't too contrasty, this preset will add a good bit for you! The only tweak difference I use between a landscape or portrait with this preset is the shadows slider.