many of you have asked how I edit my photos, well most of the time I begin my workflow with Lightroom and then I fine-tune my photos in Photoshop. I find Lightroom with all the presets you can custom build a real time saver. There are many free presets out there for you to download and many sites offer preset bundles for a nifty price. But the question is do you really need to buy something like that? The quick answer is, no, if you already know how to edit your photos and have found your style. If you are a beginner and feel lost with all the sliders and options Lightroom has to offer then yes, ready-made presets can be a great starting point for you. As of lately I have been testing out a new workflow…
In the bundle you will find 80 presets and 42 brushes tailored to work best for landscape photography. There is a very easy to follow guide on how to use everything ,which makes it perfect for newbies too 😉
This is not just a preset bundle, it’s a whole workflow. Meaning, you don’t click on a preset and your photo magically transforms into a work of art. No, you stack a preferred selection of presets and use the brushes included to do some spot editing if you wish, kinda as you would do in Photoshop. With the preset stacking you can lay out a good basis for your photo and then with the brushes you can easily add definition to the sky and water, make the shadows in a specific area brighter, warm up your sunset, etc.
I’ll share some samples with you to see the before and after. Keep in mind, if you plan to recover a lot of detail in the highlights and shadows like i did, shoot .raw! Actually always shoot .raw!
Well thought system that allows stacking of presets to achieve precise results
Nice selection of brushes that really help level up your editing
Easy to follow guide
Not always time saving. The time you invest going through the presets, staking them to see what works best with a specific photo could be used to define all the settings on your own (if you have the knowledge to do that)
the Donaukanal is one of my favorite places to photograph, in case you haven’t noticed that yet 😛 I love how different it can look and how the mood changes every day, you just have to tune in and feel it.
continuing our trip in Altmünster, the first picture offers a better view of the Pfarrkirche church. The light was very low inside and without a tripod most of the interior shots were blurry. The few that turned out a bit sharp (certainly sharper than most knives in my apartment) made it to the selection bellow.
what did I hear you say? You missed seeing my timelapses? Well guess what, you are in luck! 😛 I love doing timelapses and I did quite a few during my mysterious disappearance. This is just a short one for all the moon lovers out there. Hope you enjoy it 🌒
Altmünster is a small town in upper Austria with a population of almost 10.000. It’s only 3km away from Gmunden, my beloved getaway destination and a tourist favorite as well. Just like Gmunden, Altmünster lays on the shores of Traunsee offering a great view of the Traunstein mountain. What’s even cooler is that you can easily walk or bike from one town to the other thanks to the spacious bike lanes. So if you can’t find a cheap accommodation in Gmunden, now you know where to look 😉
thank you all for your feedback on my last post. It’s really interesting to see the poll results, it seems that most of you want just a few lines of text and many don’t want any text at all. I guess that makes it easier for me to share more photos without having to think too much about what I’m going to write 😉
So here is a photo of a classic old tram in Vienna. They might not be as comfy as the new ones but they certainly have a lot of charm.
What do you think?
it’s been a long time my friends. Life happened and I couldn’t find any time or energy to write on this blog. Working full time, trying to balance my private life and relationships meant I had to make some sacrifices, one of them was not posting anymore. It really saddened me and I often thought of posting something just to post something but I felt that was not good enough. I continued to photograph a lot during this time, I have a hard disk full of unseen awesome photos begging to be shared but I couldn’t find the time to write something meaningful to accompany them so I didn’t post anything. And here I want to ask you… How important is text to you? Please take a moment to vote on the poll below. I want to make V-Light Photography an enjoyable experience for all of us and your opinion is very important to me. Thank you for your time! 😀