The HDR preset is all you need to amplify every photographic element. You will always get a stunning result. This is definitely the preset for you if you want to make the most of your shot’s textures, tones, and colors.
It is perfect for urban photography, sports, and up-close photos of cars, bikes, and machines. It extracts the details and makes every bit look compelling. Just imagine how it will look as an Instagram filter. Not only will this preset apply a dramatic look evenly, but it will also make your photos stand out.
Maximizes Details for a Crisp HDR Look
Ultra Sharp. The preset maximizes details in multiple ways. The most obvious is the midtone boost: there is a significant increase in both clarity and vibrance. Just look at the motorbike in the example above. Try to observe the colors and tones. They are not just sharp, they are also far more defined.
Sets a Warm Modern Aesthetic
Warm Urban Look. Look at how warm the After photo is. With its professional HDR enhancements, the preset sets a distinct warm motif. This sets it apart from other HDR and urban presets that often take on a cool hue instead.
Try to notice how these yellow tones look like natural light but with dramatic intensity. This effect is the result of more tonal adjustments. The preset actually brightens all regions, partly to reveal as much detail as possible in the lightest and darkest areas of the image.
Emphasizes the Subject in Urban Portraits
Focused. This HDR preset is very thorough and professionally done. After all, photographer Amr Tahtawi did design it. You can see it for yourself in these examples and once you download it. It’s unbelievably for free.
For this photo, let’s talk about the preset’s extra effects: its split toning and vignetting. These are little accents that give the shot an extra boost. The vignetting makes the center of the photo pop even more. This is exactly how the preset makes sure that your subject grabs everyone’s attention.
Applies a Complete HDR Aesthetic
Full HDR. Unlike other HDR presets, this one doesn’t simply maximize tone and color sliders. Everything is blended exquisitely. The yellow accent that we mentioned earlier actually comes with more tweaks. In the HSL panel, you can see how the preset adds some saturation and luminance to it, to make the color appear like sunlight. This effect looks especially stunning with the preset’s brightened tones. In the example above, observe the lighting effect on the wall and how it illuminates the entire image.
HDR Preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop, and…
You can absolutely use HDR 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.
If you need more presets like this, be sure to check out our Urban Presets.
Need help with the presets? You can visit our guide to learn how to add presets to Lightroom.
- 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
Free Lightroom Preset by Amr Tahtawi