I realize I must be way behind, but I just saw the new Batman movie this past weekend. I love going to the movies with my kids but the summer has just gotten away from me and we haven’t been in a while. Anyway, all of the dark music and sweeping skyline scenes got me thinking about a preset for cities. People love to shoot skylines and cities while traveling so I thought these would make a good recipe to try out on those photos. Like many of my presets, there’s 3 flavors to this one (Light, Medium, Strong). They all have a slightly dark them to them so if you like the overall effect and want the photo brighter then try increasing the Exposure setting a little. But keep in mind they’re meant to be applied to night photos so starting off with anything else could lead to some not-so-intended effects.
Here’s the before/after:
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[imagetab width=”558″ height=”350″] http://www.mattk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/darkcitybefore.jpg
[imagetab width=”558″ height=”350″] http://www.mattk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/darkcitylight.jpg
[imagetab width=”558″ height=”350″] http://www.mattk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/darkcitymedium.jpg
[imagetab width=”558″ height=”350″] http://www.mattk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/darkcitystrong.jpg
- Here’s the link to download the presets for Lightroom 4.
- And here’s a link to a video on how to install and organize Lightroom presets if you don’t know how.