Hope all is well with you
Just a quick post for today as I’m heading out to Italy for a few days before making the trip to Cologne, Germany for Photokina…can’t wait!
Before I head off though I’ve got something for you if you’re a Lightroom 4 user…
Special Offer Discount on Lightroom 4 Presets from Skyline Media
I’ve mentioned recently about how I’m making more use of Lightroom 4; i.e. whereas before I was using it more as a means to tether my camera when shooting and also to organise image files I’m now using it more and more for quick retouching for client shoots that don’t require diving into Photoshop.
A few weeks back a company called Skyline Media sent me a bundle of their Lightroom 4 presets to have a play with and give some feedback; the presets included: Essentials Toolbox, Film X-Process Presets, Classic Presets, Family Fun Pack. In a word…ok maybe two…They ROCK!!! Seriously…I’m impressed! So much so I’ve kind of got into a habit of working on a picture in Photoshop and then taking it back into Lightroom to see what more I can add to it; kind of treating them like plug ins because of how easy it is to dive between Photoshop and Lightroom.
Limited Offer: 14th – 16th September Only!
Ok so here’s the thing…
The folks at Skyline Media have come up with a superb combined discount (limited time only) for readers of this blog and readers of NAPPMEMBER UK offering the complete set of presets as an Essential Bundle for just £14.99 (saving £13.99)
•Click this [Link] for more info and here’s how Skyline Media describe the Presets:
ESSENTIALS TOOLBOX (Normally £7.99)
Lightroom 4 gives you amazing control over every aspect of your RAW Image; from Exposure, through Toning, to Curves, Saturation and more. The thing is, not everyone has the time to learn Lightroom – as a newcomer you might want a fast track to a particular look, or, as a working PRO you may want to speed up your workflow meaning your spending time doing what’s most important – making money! Whatever your level, everyone from beginner to Professional will find our ESSENTIALS TOOLBOX a godsend for your LIGHTROOM RAW Workflow. It contains over 140 Develop and Local Adjustment Presets that make your life as a creative photographer much, much easier.
CLASSIC PRESETS (Normally £7.99)
Ever wondered how you could emulate the distinctive Black and White looks of Bailey, Sieff or Adams? or how about emulating some Classic Colour Movie, Fashion and Music Photography Looks? Well, we think our CLASSIC Presets will be of interest to you because they let you acheive some of these looks directly within Lightroom 4 with the simple click of a mouse. Over 50 Presets are included in this great value for money set.
FUN FILM PACK (Normally £7.99)
Kodak, Fuji, Ilford and Agfa – all great films we agree, but we have some bad news; as anyone who has shot film professionally will know, there is no way on this earth that Lightroom Presets (no matter how expensive) can emulate these great films exactly as It’s just not technically possible. Sorry – but we have to be honest!
We do have some good news for you though; what we can do is provide some brilliant presets that give you as close an emulation as is possible to some great Colour and Black and White film stocks. There’s some more good news too – they cost less than a roll of processed film, so they won’t bust your bank account either! Maybe that’s why our FUN FILM PACK containing over 40 Presets is so popular amongst Lightroom Users.
FILM X-PROCESS (Normally £4.99)
Cross processing (sometimes abbreviated to Xpro) is the procedure of deliberately processing photographic film in a chemical solution intended for a different type of film. The effect was discovered independently by many different photographers (often by mistake) in the days of C-22 and E-4. The results of cross processing differ from case to case, as the results are determined by factors such as the make and type of the film used, the amount of light exposed onto the film, and the chemical used to develop the film. The process is seen most often today in Fashion, Advertising, and Music photography, and in more recent years has become associated with the Lo-Fi photography movement.
My photography life has only ever known the digital world so when people talk about presets emulating the looks of traditional film, I’m like…”Really?”. However having spoken with other photographers that used to use film and are now using the presets, word is that they’re pretty damn close; me however…I just think the effects they give look great and that does it for me
Recommended? You bet!
•Check out the Skyline Preset Special Discount Offer here [Link]
Right must dash…need to get packing,
Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days,