Vintage Lightroom Presets
Our Vintage Lightroom Presets Pack has been created to take you back to days gone by and recreate that vintage & retro look with your modern images. No matter the subject, this pack will contain the perfect setting to create vintage-looking photos.
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 36 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
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- 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
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5 Quick Tips for Vintage Photography
Vintage photography is making a comeback. Partly this is thanks to Instagram and all its many filters, but partly it’s also down to the simple fact that many of us yearn for simpler times. Vintage photography has a delicate appeal and helps to show your footage in a different and more interesting light. It’s a fun artistic challenge, and one that can make for a striking and interesting shot.
But how do you go about making this work? Read on for five quick tips and steps to make any image look like a vintage shot.
The temptation when taking vintage photography is to apply a filter to your camera, or to change the color settings. You might even shoot in monochrome.
Problem is, that this just gives you less information to play with. If the photo comes out bad, there’s no salvaging it in Lightroom or Photoshop. Instead then, shoot with a flat color profile, low contrast, and no fancy gimmicks. Then you can apply those effects afterward if you so wish.
Composition and Story Telling
The interesting thing about vintage photography is that you aren’t so much attempting to recreate that vintage look, as you are creating an ‘imagined’ past. You’re trying to create an idealized version of how we now see the past.
To do this, you should think about what you’re photographing and the way you’re taking that photo. Try to tell a story: instead of taking a photo of your little girl smiling on the beach, you could instead try a photo of her boots hanging off the edge of a boardwalk, or of her running towards the sea.
Likewise, try to keep out any elements that would look anachronistic or out of place. That means you should avoid mobile phones for example, or modern-looking cars. Of course this depends on how vintage and authentic you want to go!
Failing this, another option is to find more old-time features to include. For example: how about balloons or an ice cream?
One of the easiest ways to quickly make a photo look vintage, is to think about color grading. This will usually mean using less vibrant and more faded colors – aim for pastels.
Likewise, you should also turn up the pink and the green. This is similar to the way that Hollywood directors like Michael Bay are famous for turning up the blue and teal. The result is that your photo takes on a slight tint that has a more vintage and old-school look.
Of course a black and white filter is another option here – but there’s much more to creating an authentic-looking B&W than simply hitting grey scale. Think about contrast, shadows, lighting, and turning up and down those colors underneath.
Finally, if you want to make the photo look older, then you should also consider making it look a little faded and weather worn. Using a Polaroid aspect ratio can help this too, as can applying a slight grain effect or a sepia look after the fact. Don’t go overboard on this though!