Portrait Lightroom Presets
Our Portrait Lightroom Presets Pack is a great way to enhance your portrait photos, we have created a lot of different styles which will compliment most types of portrait photos — from studio to street photos. They couldn’t be easier to use and will create some interesting results which will give your photos that professional look.
Designed to be used by amateurs or professionals alike, these presets will help you produce an amazing end-result, transforming your images in the process & wowing your clients.
Our presets have been created with care by one of our professional Lightroom experts, designed to work with a range of cameras and photography styles.
There are 32 presets in this pack, available to download as in .lrtemplate format for easy importing into Lightroom. Simple, easy to use and stunning results. Take a look below to see for yourself.
Product Features & Specs
- Detailed Installation Instructions
- Instant Download sent to your email
- Compatible with Mac & PC Lightroom
- Compatible with RAW or JPG Images
- Compatible with Lightroom 4-7, Classic & Creative Cloud (CC)
- Fully Adjustable
- Lifetime Free Updates
- Customer Support
Before & After Examples
Move the slider left to right to see our lightroom presets in action. These are a sample of the looks which are included with this set, the complete set of presets will include many more variations and styles.
5 Quick Tips for Portrait Photography
If there’s one type of photography that is absolutely mastering, then it’s portrait photography. Portrait photography is photography that focuses on shots of people. And no matter what it is you’re doing, it’s always the people you’re doing it with that will make it memorable.
Take a look through your phone camera right now, and chances are that 70% or more of your photos are shots of people. So if you’re going to focus on brushing up one of your photography skills, this is a great place to start!
Here are five tips to help you do just that.
1. Don’t Always Go Flat
One of the most uninspiring and unflattering ways to capture a person on film, is to get a head on photo. This immediately reduces many of the features to flatter shapes that lack any depth. Take a look at high renaissance paintings, and you’ll see that often the subject will be at a slight angle compared with the painter. Experiment with different angles to find one that flatters the subject and that creates a more interesting image.
2. Try a Slight Downward Angle
Speaking of angles, it has become a popular practice on social media to take photos from a slightly elevated position. This is usually achieved by holding the phone over-head while taking selfies. This is a great angle because it helps to reduce any appearance of double chin (though it can exaggerate the height of the forehead, so be careful of that).
3. Consider Lighting
Lighting is extremely important when it comes to photography. First of all, you need to ensure you avoid any faux pas, such as taking photos directly into the light (though there are ways to work around this to dramatic effect, if you know how to work your camera settings). More to the point though, you should think about the angles of the light and how they’re going to create shadows, contrast, and interest.
A good technique to try is to employ Rembrandt Lighting. This means that the subject will be lit from one side, and normally that is accomplished by having them sit by a window to their left or right.
4. Capture Personality
A good portrait shouldn’t just show the person, but should show something about their personality. That might mean including a prop, getting them to dress a certain way, or capturing a particular expression that you feel sums them up. This is why the best portrait photography is often taking by someone you know!
5. Try Different Expressions
Get your subject to experiment with different expressions. While everyone loves a smile, a wistful look into the distance can be much more interesting and dramatic. Likewise, many people actually look better when they aren’t smiling. This is something to ask your subject: do they have a particular look that they feel most comfortable with? How can you capture that on film for them?