3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS
3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS
WHY MY 3 ESSENTIAL FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTROOM PRESETS ARE FOR YOU
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! I did this because...
LOW COST - I really wanted to keep costs down for you ;).
LESS IS MORE - I firmly believe that less is actually more, especially in food photography.
CREATE A COHESIVE LOOK - Only using a few Lightroom presets means you're able to create a more cohesive look on your instagram feed.
CREATE YOUR SIGNATURE LOOK - As the presets are adjustable, my aim is to give you a starting point on which you can develop your own visual identity.
TIME SAVING - Presets will allow you to finish editing quicker and free up your valuable time.
FAQ ABOUT MY 3 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 settings to your images again and again. This gives you the opportunity to create a branded, signature and cohesive photography look.
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.
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 I am making available for purchase here 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.
MINI BONUS + 1!!!
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 12 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.
I’ve also included a special 4th preset TLP THE DARK GREEN WOOD preset. It’s what I’ve used throughout November 2018 on instagram; the preset will make your autumn/winter photos look extra lush and seasonal.
I'M STILL NOT SURE!
No problem, please check my images here to see my presets in action. 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 :).
ABOUT KIMBERLY ESPINEL - THE LITTLE PLANTATION
Hi, my name is Kimberly and I'm the food blogger, photographer and stylist behind The Little Plantation, a plant-based food and photography blog. Apart from spending a heck of a lot of time photographying and styling food, I have made it my mission to help food bloggers, food photographers, food instagrammers and other creatives with a passion for food grow their instagram following and develop their food photography and food styling skills. I do this through my 1-2-1 instagram mentoring program, my talks and teachings on social media, food styling and food photography and through my regular instagram food photography challenges.
Teaching more than 100 creatives in the past year how to improve their food photography and food styling, whilst building my own food photography and food styling business I have developed a solid understanding of what works when it comes to editing food images for websites, blogs, instagram, magazines and commercials.
Now I'm here to share all I know with you so that you can take your food photography and food styling to the next level.