Friday, January 14, 2011

To preset or not to preset: That is the question

During the week I processed over 300 images, it took me about 10 hours total (I know, but I'm not a full time photographer, HERE is the link for my photostream). I gotta say, the first hundred or so, I was using individuals adjustments, meaning I was treating each image individually without presets and creating some new presets along the way.... Big freaking mistake, other than the new presets I created that way, I wasted a lot of time, I think presets are a good idea as long as you use them as a starting point to create, not a end solution or magic bullet 100% of the time.

What are your thoughts?

P.S. Also, here are two cool websites where you can get some pretty nice presets for Adobe Lightroom: Matt Kloskowski's website for everything Lightroom, all his presets are free, and the tips and tutorials are great. OnOne Software produces some of the best Plug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom, but also they provide some free presets and Plug-ins for this two pieces of software

And just in case, Mr. Kloskowski has a new video tutorial to learn how to install the presets HERE.


Andres Trujillo
Northern Virginia Photographer

1 comment:

  1. linda foto...solo me falta aprender un poco mas de ingles =) abrazos