Indie Fields is a premium Lightroom preset that elegantly applies a light vintage aesthetic. It produces warm pastel tones that are ideal for blogs, fashion, and travel photography. Overall, its stylish aesthetic consistently produces expressive portraits.
This preset is also designed to give a set of images, or your social media feed, a cohesive look. Not only does the Indie Fields preset make a stunning Instagram filter, but it also sets a chic visual identity. If you are looking to upgrade your Instagram presence, try this professionally designed preset on your photos. The collage above should give you an idea of what your feed would look like.
Indie Fields is ideal for outdoor photography. If you need this style on indoor photos, just try to make the scene is bright enough. The preset works best on photos taken under diffused lighting. Natural light works best for its soft tones.
Creates an Elegant Aesthetic
Understated Elegance. Indie Fields sets its light and airy motif by first tweaking some fundamental elements. These enhancements blend to give images a vintage and artistic flair. Unlike other presets in this category, Indie Fields does not overdo brightness nor aggressively fade colors.
The preset warms the color temperature and accentuates a green tint. As you can see in the After photo above, these adjustments come together to produce an airy and retro feel. Even with the analog photo look, or because of it, the After photo is now more dramatic and compelling.
Indie Fields also makes sure that all elements look distinctly defined, even with its light aesthetic. It does so by increasing clarity levels, thereby reinforcing midtones.
Unsaturated Colors for an Elegant Look
Unsaturated Tones. Another defining characteristic of this premium preset is its unsaturated colors. To create this look, the preset lowers the saturation levels under the Presence panel. It then, only slightly, decreases vibrance as well. These adjustments pull hues towards gray tones; the vibrance setting, however, only slightly affects the midtones. In the After photo above, notice how much the preset unsaturates colors but still keeps them identifiable.
To more finely set its motif, Indie Fields also tweaks the color attributes in Lightroom's HSL panel. Here, the preset refines the warm tones that define its aesthetic: it pulls all hues towards rich orange shades. For better contrast, Indie Fields also pulls cool colors toward blues.
As it is primarily a preset for blogs and social media, Indie Fields also enhances skin tones. In addition to the refined warm tones mentioned above, the preset also deepens purple and lightens magenta.
Softens Tones for a Matte Effect
Light Matte. It is easy to notice the preset's matte effect on the After photo above. This is because it lowers the intensity of whites and highlights: it even mutes the brightest regions of the image. You can notice it the most in the sky and the subject's white dress.
With this adjustment, your images would not have starkly bright whites. The preset even reinforces this in its tone curve. This effect, after all, blends with Indie Fields' overall light and airy style and is essential to complete the look.
The preset also subdues its dark regions by adding more light to them. It only softens shadows a bit to make sure that the photo would retain some depth. For these settings, try to examine the grass and abandoned structure in the After photo above. It is easy to see the combined effects of the narrowed tonal range.
Indie Fields is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Indie Fields premium 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
This Premium Lightroom Preset was last updated on May 19, 2020