'Insomnia' Preset Pack for Adobe Lightroom
3 stylized presets + 10 technical presets for nighttime imagery.
My biggest gripe with using purchased presets is how all settings get rolled into one click. It's not so obvious which preset best suits your photo when looking at previews that have a messed-up white balance.
I disassembled my presets into smaller pieces, hoping you might have an easier time with them.
This Preset pack contains:
‘By Your Side’
‘When The World Went Dark’
3 White Balance Presets
3 Exposure Adjustments to maximize detail
3 Tone Curve adjustments
3 Vignette strengths
4 Optimized Noise Reduction settings
These are the presets that I use as a starting point for all of my nighttime imagery.
I want to note that this preset pack is NOT being marketed as a one-click solution to better images, and I use many post-processing tricks that cannot be bottled into a Lightroom preset.
The comparison images below are edited using only presets included in this pack; no further adjustments applied.
With that said; here is what you’ll get…
3 Stylized Presets
Created in 2016 and tweaked over the course of three years.
The technical presets lay the foundation to my imagery and are designed to dovetail with my stylized presets.
Optimized Nighttime Imagery
I've noticed that many photographers (including pros) struggle with optimizing their luminance details.
I've developed exposure adjustments & noise reduction presets that find the best balance between brighter images and less noise.
My imagery is highly stylized, so these presets work best on specific types of photos.
I've included some notes on how to maximize the potential of these presets, as well as some tips + outside resources for nighttime photography.
The comparison images are edited using only presets included in this pack; no further adjustments applied.
'When The World Went Dark'
'By Your Side'
Here's a bonus video, special just for you cause you got this far into the page.
Many thanks to my good friend Chris Hau for helping me publish this.
I don’t refer to my Lightroom presets in this video, but I do share some of my favourite editing techniques, which is equally as useful.