Wasn't Me

focal length: 24 mm
shutter speed: 1/50
aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
flash: none

I thought I should try giving my photos a different “look”. You know, shake it up a little. I started with a plain old black and white conversion then I played with the saturation to get a bit of colour, adjusted the tint for more pinks than greens and adjusted blacks while adding a bit of a vignette, all using Adobe Lightroom. I applied these changes to several photos and realized that I could save my setting changes as a preset. My very first Lightroom preset, and you can download it here. All you need to do it save it on your computer wherever you like and unzip the file. Once you have Lightroom open, just right-click on “User Presets” in Develop mode and import the file from wherever you saved it on your hard drive. If you try it out and like it, please post it somewhere and link back here so I can check it out.

The look she’s giving me says she did something she wasn’t supposed to do. Probably ordered a new MacBook Air online. I wish!

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit laurahana.com.