This preset package is the “Classic Black & White” series. These are my number one B&W presets I use daily, and are perfect for any type of session, under any lighting situation.
The Classic Black & White Series
Sometimes, but rarely, a preset will give you the perfect edit with just 1 click, but sometimes you will need to make some adjustments. Because it’s not possible for me to know if you are shooting during daytime, nighttime, under incandescent or LED lighting, etc... it’s important to be able to help the preset by making a couple simple adjustments.
I’ve designed these presets in a way that the most common adjustments ever made are exposure, highlights, blacks, and shadows. So I advise you to start there if needed.
These presets are designed for a computer or laptop and work with all desktop based Lightroom softwares.
Do I use the same presets on @andyneherphotography ?
These are the presets I use to get my photos close to their final form. If I am not 100% satisfied with the edit, I tweak the preset til I am happy with the look. It's important to recognize that no preset in the world will ever be able to perfectly edit your photos but they are a huge help. Once I'm happy with the overall look of the image, I often edit the final touches in Photoshop. These final touches can include spot removal, skin smoothing, adding gradients, sharpening, selectively coloring detailed aspects of the image, or composite work. These changes can be made within Lightroom but I love Photoshop for the very detailed tweaks to an image. (Go check out my Photoshop actions for portraits! ;) presets will however, definitely get you the overall look I use in my photos you see on Instagram or Tiktok!
Tips for use:
Always shoot in RAW format, and these presets can be used for any indoor or outdoor images.
All presets are rarely ever one click every time.
It all depends on your own shooting style, and personally, I tend to shoot just a bit darker exposure at times than others may. Again, adjustments to exposure, highlights, shadows, blacks, are common and sometimes needed.