Film Portrait is a free Lightroom preset that is designed to produce stunning professional portraits. It reveals the features of the subject and processes images to give them a modern look.
Try it when featuring modern fashion or urban scenes. This will do well in both indoor and outdoor setups, in even and accented lighting. You can see how this preset improves portraits in the detailed examples below.
Reveal the Model's Features
Brightened Expressions. The face is, of course, the soul of any portrait. It is crucial for the photographer to capture every expression. It can be challenging, however, if you are forced to shoot outdoors where you cannot fully control the weather. Lighting may be uneven; a gloomy weather can cast unwanted shadows on your model's face.
This preset brightens portraits with an adjustment in vibrance and highlights. The woman's face in the After photo above is clearly brighter now. Her skin looks smoother, too. You can see more of her eyes and the texture of her hair. This preset can bring out the details that you need to produce a captivating shot.
Crisp and Clear Details
Intricate Textures. With enhanced details, an image can be more engaging. Film Portrait preset boosts clarity and sharpening to give photos a crisp and rich texture. The folds on the woman's leather jacket, for example, are much more defined in the After photo. With some adjustment in the shadows, too, there is now a greater sense of depth.
These simple yet well-balanced tweaks assure that you will get the most out of your shots. Textures will appear more tactile, and expressions may be intensified.
Adds Drama to Portraits
Dramatic Expressions. This professional preset can also be used to emphasize the mood of the photograph. In addition to the brightening of facial expressions, the alteration in saturation gives a more dramatic look.
Try to compare the skin tone of the model above. The After photo has a cooler and vivid color temperature. Because of this simple tweak, the mood has dramatically changed. The woman's expression appears more dramatic and intense.
This look is perfect for fashion photography. You may try it out on your next photo shoot or even Instagram upload.
Stylish and Classy Portraits
Modern Fashion. The modern feel of this Film Portrait preset exudes an air of sophistication and class. This aesthetic is suitable for publications, whether in online portfolios or in print.
Film Portrait is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Film Portrait 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 Lightroom Preset was last updated on October 2, 2019