The Mega Power Pack – as the name suggests – is a veritable treasure trove of Lightroom presets that will turn your pictures into gold. The best part is that there are so many QUALITY presets to choose from, you will be able to experiment until you find the perfect preset to help you achieve your dream image.
Based on Gina’s unique Lightroom recipes, not only will you receive everything in the Power Pack above, you’ll also get access to black and white presets, portrait presets, beauty brush presets, the very popular ‘Bringing Sexy Back’ Film presets – and much more.
What software do I need to use these presets?
These presets will work on Lightroom 4, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. If you don’t own a copy of Lightroom you can download a free 30 day trial here
What files are supported?
These presets will work with RAW, Jpeg and TIFF files. For best results I always recommend you shoot in RAW.
How do I install the presets?
Download the presets onto your computer and store them in a separate folder. I also suggest you make a backup copy onto an external drive for safe keeping.
Your files will be downloaded as zip files. To decompress (unzip) a file or folder on a Mac, double-click it. To open a zipped file on a PC, you will need to drag the .zip attachment to your desktop. Once the file is on the desktop, you can double click or right click to open it.
Startup Lightroom and click on Lightroom> Edit on a PC or Lightroom> Preferences on a Mac. Both are located on the top left hand corner.
A new screen will come up. Click on Presets tab.
Click Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
Go to Lightroom> Develop Presets folder
Copy your new presets into the “Develop Presets” folder.
That’s it. You are now ready to start using the presets. If you had Lightroom running
while you were copying presets into the folder you will need to quit out of lightroom
and restart it again before you can use the presets.
How easy are these presets to use? Do I need a Science degree or MENSA membership before I try them?
These presets are one click wonders. Just import the image you’d like to transform, click on the preset and that’s it!
Can I change the presets?
Yep! Go nuts. The great thing about these presets is you can tweak them by adjusting the sliders to whatever look you want. Use my presets as a starting point and adjust them to suit the look you want.
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Ep 252 is out!
This week @valeriekhoo and I discuss techniques you can use to take more meaningful, authentic and memorable photos.
A great portrait is so much more than nailing the lighting and focus. If you want to take your portraits next level then you want your images to have the x-factor or soul. The stuff nobody really talks about much.
How many images have you seen once and still think about years later? Why is that?
I can guarantee it had nothing to do with the lighting, pose or model.
Some of the topics discussed include
* Remember that one size doesn’t fit all.
* Photograph the person, not the style
* Find a background that supports what you are trying to say
* Light in a style that flatters or brings out the features of the person you are photographing
* Pose the person in a way that suits their body type and personality.
* Learn the art of natural posting and give your model the confidence to “own’ the pose
* Learn the art of posing different body types
* inauthentic poses
* Keep poses simple
* Learn to read non-verbal cues
* Matching energy
* Master one go-to set up you can do confidently as a starting point.
* Be decisive and confident.
* Connect and be authentic, talk open up be authentic
* Watch out for the moments between frames
* Learn how to get rid of photo face
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Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’...