20 Daylight BW and special effects Presets by Serge Ramelli

August 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The new Landscape Masterclass by Serge Ramelli is a course I recommend for every beginner, intermediate and even advanced photographer to check out. It gathers 12 years of Serge's experience and knowledge about post processing landscape photography. A complete review will be posted here next week about the course, this time I would like to show you the amazing presets for Lightroom that you get for free as an extra with the course: the Daylight BW and special effects Presets.

1. Used for: Cityscapes and details of city, areal views of cities, any landscape shots, even hotel rooms and portraits (BW and Urban Look). Although these presets cater mainly for photos taken in the daylight, to give your photos that special punch when you have an overcast day or boring colours, they seem to work also on some of my blue hour photos when the city lights come on. 

NOTE ON THE PRESETS: When you buy the course you will get instructions on how to install them in Lightroom, then the fun starts at looking at some of your old content that you thought was boring light, click on the presets and see the magic happen. Or download this file here.

Not all presets will work for some of the photos, its a trial and error as you surf along your catalog on lightroom. But in a second you will see many results and amazing editing and effects happen in one click, that takes you less than a second to see the results.

Once you are happy with a preset on your photo, take a look at the Radial and Graduated filters that sometimes are in the preset, as you might need to adjust these a bit according to your composition (take extra notice of the exposure, contrast and clarity for these filters).

Then to finish the image, recheck your sharpening, luminance and masking as each camera is different on these settings and you are done, but sometimes the result is already spot on from the first click, depending on the light of your exposure.

So get ready to finetune some of your old boring photos and turn them into amazing images you would have never expected to have.

Here are 20 examples I did in a couple of hours going to my older files from 2016. 


1. BANGKOK VIEW FROM ABOVE 11 SKYBAR

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE

METALLIC 4 PRESET


2. ROMANCE ON THE ROOFTOP @ 260 BAR HILTON BANGKOK

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE

THE BW preset


3. MORNING VIEW ON MUU CAN CHAI VILLAGE, VIETNAM

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE

BW Basic Preset


4. RICE TERRACE NEAR MUU CAN CHAI, VIETNAM

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE

BW Drama Radial Circle Light Preset


5. BANGKOK VIEW FROM ANANTARA SATHORN HOTEL SKY BAR

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE (Panoram of 4 photos stiched in Lightroom)

The Hollywood Blue Preset


6. BANGKOK VIEW FROM ANANTARA SATHORN HOTEL SKY BAR PART 2

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE

Hollywood Green Preset


7. RICE FIELD FORMATION NEAR MU CAN CHAI, VIETNAM

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE 

Hollywood Green Preset 


8. VIEW FROM THE 360 BAR, HILTON BANGKOK

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE 

The Hollywood Green Preset


9. BANGKOK SKYSCRAPER DETAIL

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE 

Metallic 2 Preset


10. LOCAL HOUSE NEAR HANOI, VIETNAM

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE  

Metallic 2 Preset


11. CENTRAL EMBASSY BUILDING, BANGKOK

Left: ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE  | Right: Metallic 4 Preset


12. 360 BAR BANGKOK HILTON

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE  

Hollywood Green


13. THE EIFFEL TOWER PARIS

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE   

BW Basic 2 Preset


14. HONDA BAY ISLAND, PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE   

 

Hollywood green preset


15 BICYCLE IN MACAU, CHINA

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE   

Urban Look Middle


16. GATE IN MACAU, FORMER RED LIGHT DISCTRICT

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE   

Urban Look Middle


17. VICTORIA PEAK, HONG KONG

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE   

Metallic 4 preset


18 VIEWPOINT PARIS FROM TOUR MONTPARNASSE

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE 

BW Drama Radial Circle


19. HONG KONG ISLAND

ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE 

Metallic 2 Preset


20. OLD QUARTER IN MACAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: ORIGINAL JPEG FROM RAW FILE  Right : Hollywood Green 2 Preset


  

Details & Requirements


Length: 7 Hours 27 Minutes

Experience Level: Beginner

Tags: Most Popular Lightroom

You can get these presets and much more when you buy the Landscape Masterclass by Serge Ramelli - Click here.


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