Try this preset if you want to add drama to your photographed scene. Its classic and cinematic style can help enhance mood and the overall atmosphere. You can also use it as a cohesive filter in Instagram! This will help you get that clean professional look, without altering your original settings too much.
Reinforces Midtones and Adds Texture
Crisp Details. Film Landscape also adjusts the RGB channels to optimize colors for outdoor photography. Then, to produce strong tones, it amplifies clarity and adds sharpening. This helps draw out depth and detail in the landscape; after all, it is essential when defining greenery, wildlife, and vast terrains. As you can see in the example above, these settings also enhance the vivid blue skies.
Moderates Light and Dark Regions
Contrasting Tones. These succeeding adjustments in tone complement the refined details. The preset amplifies the intensity of whites and blacks, then moderates the extreme ends. It subdues highlights and lightens shadows. All of these adjustments come together, too, to create a charming light-matte film effect.
Let us try to examine the effect in this photo of a winter scene. We can now easily spot the contrasting tones, accompanied by sharp details. Notice that there are no overblown highlights nor harsh shadows. Pay attention to the crisp mountain textures, the bold shadows of the trees, and the cottage's vibrant reflection in the water.
Refines Color Saturation
Balanced Vibrance. The preset finetunes saturation by adjusting it for each color. It sets and mixes them at varying intensity. It boosts orange, blue, and yellow hues, while it lowers that of other colors. This group of enhancements add to Film Landscape's overall high-contrast style.
In the example above, you can notice how saturated the blue sky is in the After photo. The brown tones on the terrain look more complex, too. Examine that strip of land at the middle, and the darkened greens beyond. Colors look elaborate yet balanced, giving the entire travel photo a professional quality.
Adds Brilliance to Warm Colors
Customized Brilliance. Such refinements in saturation is, of course, accompanied by adjustments in luminance. Film Landscape adds light to warm colors, specifically to orange and yellow. This helps produce realistic daylight hues. Then, to complete the bright morning aesthetic, the preset adds more light to blue tones for more brilliant skies.
Finally, for contrast, the preset darkens and deepens those of other colors. Notice the rich greenery and terrain in the After photo above.
Film Landscape is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Film Landscape preset 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 April 1, 2020