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Riley and Nick’s engagement session was absolutely stunning. After some planning and some issues with getting a shoot scheduled, we finally got to meet up last month and get these absolutely incredibly cute pictures of these two. We shot at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley which has gorgeous tree tunnels and gorgeous chaparral. I was so lucky that the day that I started to edit these, the new Mastin Labs 1.2 Preset Pack update was released, which made this gallery one of the most simple editing jobs I’ve ever done. Most of these images were edited with one push and a quick dial spin for exposure adjustment. Get your Mastin Labs Lightroom Presets here: https://www.mastinlabs.com/shop/


 

Deanna & Jarrad reached out to me earlier this year to shoot their wedding this upcoming October. It’s going to be an absolutely phenomenal wedding at a gorgeous old guest house in the middle of one of Paso Robles finest wineries. I was so fortunate that Deanna & Jarrad also wanted an engagement session, which we did at Montana De Oro State Park near Los Osos, CA. The photos that we captured were incredible and captured the essence and happiness that Deanna & Jarrad. We even got to take the drone out for some silhouette shots! Enjoy!

This past week I had the opportunity to create stunning new product photography at Hawke Media for a beauty company, Perlier. All images that have both a box and a product were shot separately and combined in Photoshop using advanced blending and masking techniques on adjustment layers. All photos were shot on a solid white bottom, with a 48″ Softbox in the background to highlight and create a natural drop shadow. A speedlight was used in the front, bounced off of two bounce boards to create a beautiful highlight on the front of the product. 

So here’s a quick comparison of the new profiles within Adobe Lightroom. As of the update today, Adobe has redone their camera profiles and put them at the forefront of the editing process rather than one of the last things a photographer thinks about.

In this post I’m going to be comparing the different profiles and how they make the image appear. All profiles are chosen by choice during the editing process to help a photographer reach the style they’re looking for. There is no right or wrong way to edit an image!

These comparisons are just changing the profile on a completely RAW image imported directly into Lightroom. If you slide the slider to the right, you will view the Legacy (Old) profile. If you slide to the left, you will view the New Profile.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Color (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Vivid (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Portrait (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Landscape (New)

Adobe Standard Monochrome (Legacy) vs Adobe Monochrome (New)

 

Here I’m going to compare Adobe Standard and Adobe Color to the DVLOP profiles that have been created for use with the DVLOP Presets.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP V1 Profile

Adobe Color (New) vs DVLOP V1 Profile

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP V2 Profile

Adobe Color (New) vs DVLOP V2 Profile

 

The profiles, in combination with the base Mastin Labs Fuji 400H Preset combine the following effects.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Color (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Portrait (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP Profile (V1)

 

 

As professional photographers, we’ve all had the struggle of finding an efficient way of posting our photos to Instagram accounts. Whether you are on Mac or PC, it’s always a hassle to get your photos from Lightroom to your phone.
 
On Mac, you first needed to export from Lightroom, open up the file location, then Airdrop it to your phone… this means you need both your computer and phone on the same network. From there you need to write out your caption on your phone. Frustrating to say the least. An for Android, it is even worse, needing to export from Lightroom, upload to Google Drive, then downloading the photo to your phone, and then writing a caption.
 
I found this awesome plugin for Lightroom that takes your entire process and makes it simple. This plugin is called “LR-Instagram,” found for free on http://www.lrinstagram.com. The plugin is donationware and I encourage those who find it useful to donate to the developer. Once you install the plugin to Lightroom, it becomes extremely simple to do everything from uploading photos to Instagram, to easily apply captions to your Instagram —  and all from Lightroom!!!
 
After installation, LR Instagram will pop up in your Publish Services in the Library Panel like this.
 

 
You’ll need to click a similar button to the “Set Up” buttons you’ll see in the services above. From there you’ll log into your Instagram Account, and finish setting up the plugin. You can even set up multiple accounts to make your life super easy!
 

 
Unless you want your images that aren’t perfectly square to have to a border, you’ll need to select the “Force Crop for Instagram” and click insert to make it so that your images are perfectly cropped for Instagram.
 

 
For your caption, it is super easy, just change it to “Caption,” which will allow you to type in the caption for your Instagram post within Lightroom! For the example above, the caption will be “For being a rainy day, this couple pulled off the most gorgeous engagement photoshoot at The Griffith Observatory.” This will be automatically placed as the caption for your image once you upload it!
 

 
To put a photo into the upload queue, drag it from the filmstrip in the bottom to the “LR-Instagram” publish service.
 

 
Once it is within the LR Instagram Publish Service, click into “Instagram Photos.” Here you’ll be able to select the photo you want to push to Instagram. Click the Publish button and it will be live on your Instagram page within seconds!

I really hope this provided some insights into how I am able to easily plan out my Instagram posts and make it super simple to stay on top of your Instagram game!

While most people would say that it’s impossible to put any of your Lightroom presets into the Lightroom mobile app, I have to say that it is quite contrary for Android users. As an Android user myself, I found a way to unpack the Android APK for Lightroom, and repack it with the inclusion of standard .lrtemplate presets that many purchase from other photographers. Prior to this most people used a sample photo sync to their computer, with a specific preset applied, then copying and pasting it over to another photo on their mobile device. This set up completely takes away the copy and paste part of the equation and builds Lightroom presets directly into the app. To see how it is done, please watch my video below…

If you are uncomfortable following the steps above, or would like me to build the Lightroom app for you with the presets built-in, I would be happy to do so for a small fee of $10. Please reach out to me via email ([email protected]) and we can begin the process!

So here’s a quick comparison of the new profiles within Adobe Lightroom. As of the update today, Adobe has redone their camera profiles and put them at the forefront of the editing process rather than one of the last things a photographer thinks about.

In this post I’m going to be comparing the different profiles and how they make the image appear. All profiles are chosen by choice during the editing process to help a photographer reach the style they’re looking for. There is no right or wrong way to edit an image!

These comparisons are just changing the profile on a completely RAW image imported directly into Lightroom. If you slide the slider to the right, you will view the Legacy (Old) profile. If you slide to the left, you will view the New Profile.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Color (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Vivid (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Portrait (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Landscape (New)

Adobe Standard Monochrome (Legacy) vs Adobe Monochrome (New)

 

Here I’m going to compare Adobe Standard and Adobe Color to the DVLOP profiles that have been created for use with the DVLOP Presets.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP V1 Profile

Adobe Color (New) vs DVLOP V1 Profile

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP V2 Profile

Adobe Color (New) vs DVLOP V2 Profile

 

The profiles, in combination with the base Mastin Labs Fuji 400H Preset combine the following effects.

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Color (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs Adobe Portrait (New)

Adobe Standard (Legacy) vs DVLOP Profile (V1)

 

 

Riley and Nick’s engagement session was absolutely stunning. After some planning and some issues with getting a shoot scheduled, we finally got to meet up last month and get these absolutely incredibly cute pictures of these two. We shot at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley which has gorgeous tree tunnels and gorgeous chaparral. I was so lucky that the day that I started to edit these, the new Mastin Labs 1.2 Preset Pack update was released, which made this gallery one of the most simple editing jobs I’ve ever done. Most of these images were edited with one push and a quick dial spin for exposure adjustment. Get your Mastin Labs Lightroom Presets here: https://www.mastinlabs.com/shop/


 

As professional photographers, we’ve all had the struggle of finding an efficient way of posting our photos to Instagram accounts. Whether you are on Mac or PC, it’s always a hassle to get your photos from Lightroom to your phone.
 
On Mac, you first needed to export from Lightroom, open up the file location, then Airdrop it to your phone… this means you need both your computer and phone on the same network. From there you need to write out your caption on your phone. Frustrating to say the least. An for Android, it is even worse, needing to export from Lightroom, upload to Google Drive, then downloading the photo to your phone, and then writing a caption.
 
I found this awesome plugin for Lightroom that takes your entire process and makes it simple. This plugin is called “LR-Instagram,” found for free on http://www.lrinstagram.com. The plugin is donationware and I encourage those who find it useful to donate to the developer. Once you install the plugin to Lightroom, it becomes extremely simple to do everything from uploading photos to Instagram, to easily apply captions to your Instagram —  and all from Lightroom!!!
 
After installation, LR Instagram will pop up in your Publish Services in the Library Panel like this.
 

 
You’ll need to click a similar button to the “Set Up” buttons you’ll see in the services above. From there you’ll log into your Instagram Account, and finish setting up the plugin. You can even set up multiple accounts to make your life super easy!
 

 
Unless you want your images that aren’t perfectly square to have to a border, you’ll need to select the “Force Crop for Instagram” and click insert to make it so that your images are perfectly cropped for Instagram.
 

 
For your caption, it is super easy, just change it to “Caption,” which will allow you to type in the caption for your Instagram post within Lightroom! For the example above, the caption will be “For being a rainy day, this couple pulled off the most gorgeous engagement photoshoot at The Griffith Observatory.” This will be automatically placed as the caption for your image once you upload it!
 

 
To put a photo into the upload queue, drag it from the filmstrip in the bottom to the “LR-Instagram” publish service.
 

 
Once it is within the LR Instagram Publish Service, click into “Instagram Photos.” Here you’ll be able to select the photo you want to push to Instagram. Click the Publish button and it will be live on your Instagram page within seconds!

I really hope this provided some insights into how I am able to easily plan out my Instagram posts and make it super simple to stay on top of your Instagram game!