LR Mobile Boudoir Presets!

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On the heels of our selfie guide (and you can snag your own free copy of Slay Your Selfies right here!) my friend {hey Meg!} who does all my copyediting for me suggested that I create a set of boudoir presets. Cool. I thought. Why not add yet another thing on my giant list of things to do. I’ll poke around in LR mobile and see if I can do that. And it turns out that I can do that! And I had so much fun making them.

I can’t wait to share the with you and especially to see what you create with them.  Between the selfies practice and these yummy tactile and sensual presets – you are guaranteed to #revelinyourownmagic.

What Are Presets?

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The photographic process can be both simple and maddeningly  complicated. Little tweaks, slight changes can make a big difference in how the final image comes together, or not. A huge part of the process happens in camera – and that is the lighting, the exposure and the composition (and of course with portraits also posing and facial expressions).  Post-processing comes into play next  . . . and here is where the behind the scenes fun can really happen.  A good image will look amazing with the right post processing. And a meh image will still look . . well . . . meh.  Presets are a way to jump start the post processing refining. They are essentially filters – a way of saving the same edits and adjustments from one photo so you can easily re-apply the same edits to multiple photos – not unlike the ubiquitous filters that Instagram introduced the world to in 2010.

Why Do People Use Presets?

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  • Save Time. You can quickly apply the same edits to a series of images.
  • Look consistent. Keeping that IG feed looking cohesive is a thing.
  • A Custom and Recognizable Look. When people see it, they know it’s yours.

Why These Presets?

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After making my own presets and adjusting ones that I bought, I started honing in on the look I wanted for boudoir. It was soft. It had grain. It was tactile and sensual. A lot of playing out of the virtual sessions and exploring what happens with phone captured images compared to image captured with an SLR. I started to built presets that worked well with phone captures and front facing cameras and worked well with images taken in low lighting and indoors.  I finally put together a collection of my 8 favorite presets – 4 color and 4 monotone.

Some more examples of how our presets look on Virtual Sessions – shot remotely.

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

moody sensual boudoir presets boston fine art portrait photographer

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