About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

January Lightroom Preset Sale: 50% Off

January Lightroom Preset Sale: 50% Off

To celebrate the beginning of the new year, I'm having a special one week sale on all my Lightroom presets. For the next week you can get any or all of my Lightroom presets for half price, including the preset bundle. This is normally €65 but for the next week it's only €32.

You don't need a code either, All the prices have been cut directly on the store. The sale will end on January 10th.

All of the work I do on this blog is supported by my Lightroom presets and e-books. I don't have any advertising other than links to these and my other products on my own store. If you like what I'm doing on the blog, and want to support what I'm doing here, then please stop by and check out the presets.

If you haven't seen any of my Presets before, here's a quick roundup:

Bleached Bronze Bleached bronze for Lightroom is a set of artistic effect presets for Lightroom, designed to give your images a bronze look. The idea is to give your images a warm, earthy toned metallic look, while still retaining some colour for a creative, cinematic effect.

Here are some examples of Bleached Bronze in action:

Film Candy Film candy for Lightroom is a set of presets designed to create a stylised image based on the look of expired and instant film. It was originally inspired by the popularity of plastic cameras that became popular and the smart phone apps that followed. Film candy is an artistic interpretation of those effects. Rather than try to emulate film, it is instead “inspired” by various film looks.

Here are some examples of Film Candy in action:

Film Candy 2 Film Candy 2 is a sequel to Film Candy, and is a set of creative presets for Lightroom designed to give your digital images a look as if they had been shot on old or creatively processed film. Like Film Candy 1, rather than try to emulate specific stocks or processes, Film Candy 2 is an artistic impression of various looks, painstakingly crafted by hand. The effects cover a range of traditional styles normally associated with shooting film as well as original interpretations of vintage film looks.

Here are some examples of Film Candy 2 in action:

Quick Lux Quick Lux is a pack for Lightroom, which unlike some of my other presets, is designed to be less of a special effect, and more of an every day work tool. The idea behind Quick Lux is simple. I found myself applying the same set of adjustments to images over and over so I wanted a set of starting points that I could apply quickly that would get my images in the ball park before I took them further. And thus Quick Lux was born.

Here are some examples of Quick Lux in action:

Monolith Monolith is a preset pack for Lightroom designed to create a wide variety of Black and White Looks. Monolith includes 14 Main looks, each with 4 variations, along with 3 Special effect presets and 22 Tool Presets which work as modifiers to the main presets. The Black and White looks vary from High Contrast looks to faded black and white looks to very low contrast faded looks. Some of the presets include gradients as part of the presets to darken skies, and are designed with Landscapes in mind. Monolith 12 is designed to emphasise flesh tones by making them whiter and to stand out against other colours which will be darker.

Here are some examples of Monolith in action:

Vivid Extreme Vivid extreme is a set of Lightroom Presets designed to give your images an artistic saturated look. It was inspired by the traditional digital “Vivid” look that is often sought after, and also the artistic style of a saturated or over-saturated image. Unlike some of my other presets, Vivid Extreme is not trying to emulate film or give your images a film look. Instead the desire was to create a set of looks that fully embraced the modern world of digital imaging and create an original stylistic look based on the present rather than try and re-invent the past.

Here are some examples of Vivid Extreme in action:

Landscape Gold Landscape Gold is a set of Lightroom presets designed to give your images a golden hue. It creates a look which aims to mimic the effect of bright golden sunshine that is often seen in warmer climates early in the morning or late in the afternoon. While it is primarily designed for landscapes it works well with other types of image too.

Here are some examples of Landscape Gold in action:

Steely Blue “Steely Blue” is a set of presets for Lightroom designed to bring out detail and enhance the colours in an image without creating a style that looks too much like a special effect. The look also enhances the dynamic range of the picture to which it is applied, by compressing the highlights and enhancing shadow detail. It’s called “Steely Blue” because it has a tendency to bring out the blues in an image and it reminded me of certain movies which use a similar palette.

Here are some examples of Steely Blue in action:

Lightroom Preset Bundle 1 The Lightroom Presets Bundle 1 is a bundle of 6 of the above Lightroom Presets in one Bundle with a saving on purchasing them seperately. The Bundle contains the following presets: - Landscape Gold - Steely Blue - Monolith - Vivid Extreme - Quick Lux - Film Candy It doesn't include Film candy 2 or Bleached Bronze

The sale starts today (Monday) and runs all week until Sunday. You can see prices and more information about individual presets on my Digital Download Store.

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