Winter Sports is a free Lightroom preset that is perfect for action and winter sports photography as it adds a gritty, sharp look to images. This preset helps in neutralizing light and adding clean, cool colors to photos. It works best in a cold, chilly, and snow-filled setting.
Collection: Winter Lightroom Presets, Sports Presets
Best for: Action and Winter Sports Photography, Outdoor, Snowy Landscape
Style: Crisp blue hues, Vibrant
You will love how this preset sets the vibrant winter mood by blending hues and tonal intensity. The effect always looks exciting and just perfect for the winter sports activity that you are capturing. It expertly amplifies and balances lighting so that you can see as much of the action as possible.
Sets a Cool and Vibrant Look
Icy and Exciting. In this skiing image, you can easily notice how this Winter Sports preset for Lightroom adds blue tones on both shadows and highlights. This is set at balanced values so you get to keep an even accentuate the depth in your shot. This looks great on outdoor snowy scenes that show a lot of trees and textures.
The preset boosts this effect all the more by increasing clarity and contrast. These two elements work together to produce a crisp and vivid look. The resulting bold look is perfect for sports photography.
Vibrant Winter Gear. The colors pop more easily now in the After photo. You can see it on the man’s skiing gear, especially on his helmet. Given the prior tinting of highlights and shadows, the preset adjusts the saturation to blend the tones well. See how it actually amplifies colors not only by boosting saturation but also by making them more brilliant.
It is the balance between color and light that makes this preset so stunning. It is consistent, too. For this reason, we highly recommend this Lightroom preset to both beginner and professional photographers.
Accentuates with Deep Warm Hues
Warm Accents. The winter sports preset also deepens warm tones as you can observe in this skiing photo. The color of the sun’s reflection in the sky looks more orange. This gives a nice contrast or accent given the stark blue tones in the background. The colors complement each other and create a balanced image.
If you want a softer preset that enhances snow but in a subdued look, you can check out our soft-toned winter preset.
Deepens Tones with Lower Luminance
Blue Skies, White Snow. Finally, this winter preset makes hues pop by moderating their luminance. In the After photo above, you can see how brilliant yet deep the sky blue has become. This is exactly how the luminance settings blend with the previous tonal adjustments. The resulting photo now looks so much more vibrant and exciting. You can also explore several more of our vibrant winter Lightroom presets if you like this effect.
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Winter Sports 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
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