How do I edit my Pictures | Lightroom Presets | Thatordinarycouple

Let’s turn every picture into a story ! 

 

Want to know the secret behind all those beautiful images you see on Instagram ? You may be surprised to learn that it’s not all about being a great photographer – the magic is in the edit. More specifically – Lightroom Presets.

Since launching ‘thatordinarycouple’ in 2017, our feed mostly comprises of everyday shenanigans, yearly travels and dog pictures. That means that no two picture can be edited in the same way. So I’ve had to get creative over time, which meant developing my own style of editing in Lightroom.

I love sharing my experiences and telling stories through pictures, and that’s why this is so exciting for me to finally share this. After countless emails and messages with questions on how I edit my photos, I’m excited to finally share my Lightroom Presets with you!

I’ve put together ten different collections with the same presets I use on my own photos which you see on the feed. If you have any questions – I highly recommend you to send me an email or scroll to the bottom of this page.

These presets are divided into 5 collections: Happy Sunsets, Cozy Warms, Regular Travel, Colour Block and Perfect Blues. In total these are 11 presets.

With that said, sometimes a sunset presets will work great in a architecture capture or a colour block preset for sunset. It’s more of a category to help you navigate through them.

 

Below are some of the Before and After edits using these presets :

 

 

       These 11 presets are priced at Rs. 1200/- for the entire collection.

Want these presets then please send me an email on coupleordinary@gmail.com with the subject : TOC PRESETS and I’ll get back to you with the payment information. Preset link will be sent to you as soon as the payment is made. 

 

READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY

Hey !
Please read all the information carefully especially if it’s first time buying or dealing with presets. Hope it helps!
What are presets?
Presets are nothing more than ‘filters’ available for Adobe Lightroom which is a professional program used to create a certain look for your photos. Even though the Desktop presets are one-click presets, you will need to adjust exposure, contrast and saturation to your liking. This is completely normal and the more you grow as a photographer, just like with any other art, you start developing your own look for your photos. If you are still not 100% sure how to tweak the settings, send me an email.
Abode Lightroom CC is a free app for android and IOS. I am currently using the desktop version at a minimal cost per month.
Give these a pass if –
If photography is not your passion OR you are happy with the way your photos look right now, you barely take any photos or don’t feel comfortable adjusting the presets to match your own style – give them a pass.
Are these the exact presets you use for ‘thatordinarycouple’s’ feed ?
Yes, these are the exact presets I created and have used on all of my photos on my feed.
Will my photos get that same look as yours ? 
Let’s talk about what affects the look of a photo first:
  • Location (sky has a different colour in different areas)
  • Lighting (indoor/outdoor, time of the day, time of the year, angle of the sun, clouds/no clouds)
  • Camera (Phone and camera captures have different outcomes though most of the picture I upload have been taken on the phone )
  • Camera Settings (how you set your ISO, whether you shoot your photo under or overexposed)
  • Skin Tones (everyone has a different skin tone – I get very orange skin using other people’s presets – you might find my skin tones might not work with yours | Just reduce the saturation and increase the luminance of the orange Mixer). Check out my instastories for more.
  • Whether you shoot in RAW or JPEG
    . . . .There are so many variables that even if you went back to the same location, used the same camera and then applied the same preset, the chances are the lighting and time of the day will be different and hence you will have to adjust the photo. It’s totally normal so while I am sharing with you the exact presets I use – I do tweak almost every photo depending on what it needs even after matching the perfect preset. With that said, you are purchasing the way I like my photos to look like. If you see the world slightly different, please be ready to tweak the presets to your own liking.
What happens if I don’t like the presets?
All sales are final. If you are not happy with the presets, send me a photo and I’ll edit it to show how to navigate them better.

AFTER YOU PURCHASE THE PRESETS

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HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6 & CC PRESETS FOR WINDOWS

  1. Open Lightroom
  2. Go to: Edit • Preferences • Presets
  3. Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  4. Double click on Lightroom
  5. Double click on Develop Presets
  6. Copy the folder(s) of your presets into the Develop Presets folder
  7. Restart Lightroom

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6 & CC PRESETS FOR MAC

  1. Open Lightroom
  2. Go to: File : Import Profiles and presets
  3. Select the Presets you have saved
  4. Restart Lightroom

OR JUST DRAG AND DROP THEM ONTO THE LIGHTROOM APP ICON TO INSTALL – THE LAZY WAY !

For anymore questions – Send me an email on coupleordinary@gmail.com

 

 

 

Comments
  • Gomin Planet
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    Great job on your presets.. Loving your blog 🙂
    I’m sure you’ll sell a bunch of these.. good luck!!

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