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Editing Style Help

kinsawyer

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Hi everyone!
Extremely new here, and kind of new to photography as well. I mainly take senior photos and am still experimenting with different editing styles and presets. I've come across this profile (Login • Instagram) many times and absolutely love their editing style, and was wondering if anyone knows how he gets the creamy/brown effect as well as the golden sun colors and keeping the bright colors high contrast. Or, if anyone has seen any presets that give this effect.
DEFINITELY not trying to copy or steal his work, just learning more and trying to understand how. If this for some reason is not allowed I apologize!
 
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Welcome to the forum. Your question, and similar ones, are often asked by new members, so no worries. But, it is not an easy question to answer since you are trying to reverse engineer how he processes his images with very little facts. Your best path would probably be to get comfortable with LR Classic and how to process images. There are many ways to create similar looks, and what you may want to do is learn how this is done. His images do a warm look to them, but in general they do not look overly processed. And he seems to favor a soft color palette in a lot of his images.

There are a lot of great, free videos that you could watch that would both teach you how to post process as well as show you how to create a certain look with your images. I would recommend this approach over trying to find a preset since it will help make you a better photographer and no one preset is going to help you with images shot under varying conditions. If you have not watched any videos, here is a good list of photographers who often offer free and paid videos: Lightroom Virtual Summit .

Good luck,

--Ken
 
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I agree with Ken. There MAY be a little more information in the image file IF the photographer used Lightroom or Photoshop to create their work AND did not strip out the metadata before posting the image on line.

By viewing the image metadata using this link, the actual Lightroom adjustment settings might be found in the image metadata itself IF they have been stored there and not removed.



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I agree with Ken. There MAY be a little more information in the image file IF the photographer used Lightroom or Photoshop to create their work AND did not strip out the metadata before posting the image on line.

By viewing the image metadata using this link, the actual Lightroom adjustment settings might be found in the image metadata itself IF they have been stored there and not removed.



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His web site show a picture of him holding a Canon DSLR, but that is not much of a clue to work with. I remember seeing a photojoournalism exhibit years ago and really liking the prints a lot. They had a certain look that set them apart from what I usually saw. It made me wonder if that was due to the photographer's PP and paper choices, Canon's color profiles, or a mix of all three. This was why I emphasized that the OP should learn how to post process images. With good technique, a lot is possible.

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This was why I emphasized that the OP should learn how to post process images. With good technique, a lot is possible.
By looking at the XML metadata that I found looking at the images with an EXIF viewer, I was able to understand the use of the Lightroom tools when I first started out post processing. This is why I suggested peeking at the metadata.
 
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