What are they and how do they work?
Luminar presets or LUTs as they sometimes get referred to, are the time-saving tool every photographer needs in their editing arsenal. But what is a Luminar preset? What do they do and how do they work? Don’t worry, we’ve got all those answers right here.
What is a Luminar Preset?
Presets are by definition a pre-defined adjustment that can be applied to any photography to give a consistent adjustment.
Now let’s clear things up – presets aren’t always a one-click solution despite the intention. Many photographers use presets to get 90% closer to their desired effect but still need to make refinements image to image.
Where Can I Get Luminar Presets?
Luminar LUT presets can be found all over the internet, some are great and help you develop a consistent style. Others are like an eruption of over-adjustments. Fortunately for you, you’ve landed in the perfect spot in between.
iPhotography has a massive range of Luminar 4 presets available in 4 iconic collections for you to buy.
Cityscapes & Landscapes
This urban collection of 20 Luminar presets, compatible with ALL versions of Luminar, will give your cityscapes the gritty kick it needs.
The perfect preset pack for landscape lovers. Whether you’re looking to bring out the blue tones, add an industrial twist or show a longing for summer lovin’, this preset pack covers it all! No road trip is complete without iPhotography’s Landscape & Cityscape preset pack.
People & Portraits
Give your portraits that extra boost with our People & Portraits pack of 20 presets.
Ideal for developing your own style of wedding photographs, giving your fashion shots some edge or simply taking your family photographs to the next level. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike.
Black & White
Take a leap into the incredible world of black and white editing with 20 bonus monotone presets too! A well-rounded preset pack suited to all photography styles. iPhotography’s Black & White LUT pack can transform your photographs into monochrome masterpieces
Film-Like & Fun Effects
If you’re looking to get quirky with your edits or achieve a retro-style image then this preset pack is the answer you’ve been searching for! Covering everything from vintage filters to vivid colours that pop and even one-click colour splashes.
iPhotography’s Film-like & Fun 20 preset pack will not only improve your images, but it will also save you time!
How do I Use a Preset?
We’re so glad you asked!
We’ve actually made a little video so you can see our iPhotography Luminar LUT presets in action.
How Do I Use Luminar?
Wow! Another great question and wouldn’t it surprise you that iPhotography has a solution to this too? We offer an amazing Luminar 4 training course. Designed for beginners and taught by an iPhotography tutor (& official Luminar ambassador) – Emily!
Our step-by-step training course will take you through all the essential buttons and sliders. You’ll learn how to import your photos, make basic and advanced adjustments and so much more.
Click below to find out more about our amazing Luminar training course.
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Sunlight can be discussed using a few different photography terms and approaches. There are normally 4 considerations photographers look at when using natural light in their photos - Direction, Colour, Intensity and Quality.
In which direction is the light falling? Is the direction of the light where you need it to be? While it’s very hard to change the direction of natural light unless you’re using reflectors you may have to move your subject into the path of the light to get the right finish.
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Going from a beginner nature photographer to making money from your camera you need dedication. It requires time and a never-ending passion to get outdoors with your cameras and practise new techniques. Get outdoors early and return when the sun sets.
Get familiar with your local woodlands and read nature books to learn about wildlife, birding and foliage. This will help you understand what you are shooting and when is the best time of year to find these subjects.
The other challenge when shooting through glass is the tinting. Unfortunately, architects and designers didn’t think about us photographers when creating these skyscrapers.
Their windows are invariably tinted in some way to help with heating.
This means that some of your photos may have a green/grey tint to them.
It’s not the biggest issue as you can rebalance this tint in editing with the ‘tint’ slider for example.