A roedeer in Lightroom presets


The roedeers are back in my garden. They are late this year, and earlier this winter they just visited a few times in the middle of the night. I only saw traces of them the next morning. This male is the less shy one. I have used his image to try some effect presets in Lightroom, since I just discovered that the program has this ability. There is a list of effects (Library – Quick Develop – Saved preset – Lightroom presets), and the one above is called Yesteryear 2. The next is B&W Creative Look 1.


And then there is Color Creative – Aged Photo and B&W Creative – Sepia Tone. I did not do other adjustments.



On the last I didn’t use LR presents, but did some of my own adjustments and then a slight dash of HDR-effect with the free version of the onOne software. I guess many of you are very familiar with applying effects. I find it fascinating to transform a picture with a click, but most of my photos will still probably be mainly “natural”. But it is also interesting with new tools.


28 thoughts on “A roedeer in Lightroom presets

    1. This is just before dark, that’s the reason for the bluish tone. I might have made it warmer of course. I think I agree with you, Anneli, even if I am a hdr sceptic.


  1. I like the second b&w and the sepia ones best but I’m not very keen on vignetting. Having said that, it seems appropriate in this case. I like to control things myself most of the time – does that make me a control freak?


    1. If this was in the middle of a city it would not have been fun, a city is not good for them. But in a countryside garden it is ok, because all the plants are covered with snow. Thanks.


  2. Although black-and-white can hardly be relegated to one-click wonders, there is a lot of experimenting you can do to fine tune the look of your monochromes. Perhaps, however, the image you chose to experiment with is not the best for the purpose: the light is very flat and the subject is quite contrasty. If you repeat the experiment using an image that has a great many mid-tones, the different effects of the various presets will be more evident and easier to judge. Just my 5 cents’ worth…

    In any case, it is inspiring to see such a seasoned photographer as yourself eager to try new things. All the best, Bente!


  3. Yes, it’s absolutely interesting how one can change the mood of a photography by using effects. The effect that the roebuck stands on this wooden shack is the most fascninating in this scene to me. 🙂 Ha en fortsatt flott dag.


  4. The last one, with the “cold” colours is my favourite. It smells of winter and it looks like the animal was surprised by a camera under cover because of the dark edges. Lovely! Lou


  5. The last pic is my fave…apart from that gorgeous reindeer….
    A suggestion, bente….your Lr presets pix look a little ‘flat’. I suggest you export your effects-playing pix into the sRGB colour space, which is the one that looks the best in a web browser. Usually Yesteryear looks a lot more vibrant. Cheers! 🙂


  6. Vad kul med de olika redigeringarna. Härligt! En fotograf sa en gång till mig att “det är inte en tekniker i Japan som bestämmer hur mina bilder ska se ut”
    Klem og alt godt til dae!


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