Documentary is a free Lightroom preset that is best in taking an artistic representation of real-life moment. Colors are muted to excellently capture emotions in photos. This preset can be used for documentaries, journalism, film, reporting and even street or people photography.
In this desert sky image, the treatment of colors is switched to black and white mode. The after photo looks grainy to add a certain amount of age.
This Indonesian veteran photo has increased highlights, shadows, whites and clarity that emphasized the subject more.
The Documentary preset dramatically converted this general strike picture into black and white. It increases sharpening and some contrast in this photo too to make it look emotional than the usual.
Finally, the Documentary preset created a custom tone curve in shadows in this missionary image. It also added some warm tones in shadows.
You can absolutely use Documentary as is, right out of the box. With any preset you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting and subject matter.
- Entirely Adjustable
- Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
- Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free
This free Lightroom preset was last updated on March 10, 2019