3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

After weeks of teasing you on instagram, my essential food photography preset bundle for Lightroom is FINALLY here! I know it's been a LONGGGG time coming, but I feel it's been worth the wait and I hope the presets will allow you to create the food photography 'look' you love. If you know me, you're probably aware that I like to go over and beyond for my tribe and hence the bundle includes a few tiny little extras including a special introductory discount code! Want to find out more? Cool, then you've come to the right place.

 

WHY I CREATED MY 3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY PRESETS FOR LIGHTROOM

I thought long and hard about whether I should sell my Lightroom food photography presets - they're so simple and uncomplicated, would anyone really want them? But after so many of you asked how I edit, I finally took the plunge and here they are.

I know that many other bloggers create huge Lightroom preset bundles and as you can see I'm only selling a modest and uncomplicated 3 (TLP simple wood preset, TLP darkest wood preset, TLP hazy wood preset)! I did this because... 

  1. I really wanted to keep costs down for you ;).
  2. I firmly believe that less is actually more, especially in food photography. 
  3. I get really confused when I have too many choices. Do you as well? 3 seems more manageable ...
  4. These are the only food photography Lightroom presets I actually currently use for my images on instagram as well as all my client work. Why so few? Because they work! Not much else needed!  
  5. Only using 1-3 Lightroom presets means you're able to create a more cohesive look on your instagram feed and all indications are that visual cohesion allows you to grow your instagram audience quicker and spread your message wider. 
  6. As the presets are adjustable, my aim is to give you a starting point on which you can build and develop your very own signature visual brand.
  7. My goal is that owning my food photography Lightroom presets will allow you to finish your editing process quicker and free up time for you to spend making, shooting, styling and eating the food you create. All these things are heaps more fun, - I believe - than editing in front of a computer for hours on end. 
 TLP Lightroom preset - Hazy wood

TLP Lightroom preset - Hazy wood

 TLP Lightroom preset - Simple darkest wood

TLP Lightroom preset - Simple darkest wood

 TLP Lightroom preset - Simple winter wood

TLP Lightroom preset - Simple winter wood

FAQ ABOUT MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS

WHAT ARE LIGHTROOM PRESETS?

Lightroom presets are similar to filters (as seen on instagram), only better. They save editing adjustments so that you can easily re-apply the same adjustments to multiple photos allowing you to create a branded, signature and cohesive photography look

WILL YOUR PRESETS WORK ON ANY BACKDROP, EVEN IF I DON'T PHOTOGRAPH ON WOOD?

Yes! They all have 'wood' (TLP simple winter wood, TLP darkest wood and TLP hazy wood) in their name, but work on LOTS of different food photography surfaces. Please see the images in this blog post for examples of the presets in use. 

 Lightroom preset - TLP hazy wood

Lightroom preset - TLP hazy wood

 Lightroom preset - TLP hazy wood

Lightroom preset - TLP hazy wood

WILL YOUR LIGHTROOM PRESETS WORK FOR NON-FOOD RELATED PHOTOGRAPHY?

These Lightroom presets have been specifically designed, tried and tested for food photography, however you might find they work for other types of shots too :).

WILL THESE LIGHTROOM PRESETS WORK WITH ARTIFICIALLY LITE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY?

No! These presets have been designed for use in natural light situations only. They will not work if you use artificial lighting.

CAN I SEE IMAGES OF YOUR PHOTOS BEFORE YOU APPLIED THE TLP LIGHTROOM PRESETS?

Of course! You can see a few here

WILL THESE LIGHTOOM PRESETS WORK FOR IMAGES USING HARSH LIGHT OR TAKEN OUTDOORS?

The presets will be at their best if used for images shot indoors in a home studio/spare bedroom/living room etc. with natural light, soft or diffused light. They may not work as well for food images shot outdoors or images where harsh light comes into play.

DO I NEED TO OWN LIGHTROOM ON MY DESKTOP TO USE THESE PRESETS?

Yes! You will need to own Lightroom on your desktop. Lightroom mobile will not support these presets and neither will any other editing software like photoshop or capture one. 

DO I NEED TO SHOOT MY IMAGES IN RAW TO USE YOUR LIGHTROOM PRESETS OR WILL THEY WORK ON JPEG IMAGES TOO?

The presets are at their best when used by those of you who shoot images in RAW. However, they can also be used if you're shooting your images in jpeg format. 

IF I USE YOUR PRESETS WILL MY IMAGES LOOK EXACTLY LIKE YOURS?

Gosh I hope not! The TLP food photography Lightroom presets are the ones I currently use, however I hope that they will allow you to establish a look that you like and - from there - enable you to develop your own style.

WILL YOUR LIGHTROOM PRESETS 'FIX' A PHOTO I TOOK THAT DIDN'T COME OUT RIGHT?

No! Please remember, presets are there to take a correctly exposed and well composed food photography image from good to jaw droppingly gorgeous

 Lightroom preset - TLP simple darkest wood

Lightroom preset - TLP simple darkest wood

 Lightroom preset - TLP simple darkest wood

Lightroom preset - TLP simple darkest wood

A LITTLE EXTRAS

When you purchase the Lightroom food photography preset bundle, you'll also gain access to a HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR PRESETS e-guide and the HOW TO USE YOUR PRESETS inspiration ebook which includes 10 examples of how I edit, outlining each step I take once the presets have been applied. Essentially, you're looking over my shoulders as I edit and can use the behind the scenes details I share to enhance your editing and learning process even further. 

INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT

Those of you signing up to my mailing list below (or already on the list) can purchase my mini Lightroom preset bundle for £4.99 instead of £9.99! A steal! This offer is only available until midnight on July 16th BST! So go ahead, sign up, take advantage of this fab offer as it's never coming back ;).

STILL NOT SURE!

No problem, please check my images here to see my presets in action as well as find some before and after shots here. You can check my food photography portfolio here to get a sense of my work and experience in food styling, editing and food photography as well as read all my food photography tips here for reassurance :). 

EAGER TO FIND OUT MORE AND PURCHASE THIS MINI BUNDLE?

The click here and the internet will take you to your final destination. (But don't forget to sign up below first for the discount code ;)).

Thanks for reading everyone! See you next week. 

 Lightroom preset - TLP simple winter wood

Lightroom preset - TLP simple winter wood