A while back, the good folks at Sleeklens reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in checking out there landscape photography Lightroom presets. Me being a huge fan of Lightroom, post-processing, and the ability to use presets to speed up my workflow, I was all over this. I’ve been playing around with them for a while now and figure it’s about time to share my thoughts with the world.
Post-Processing With Lightroom Presets
Lightroom presets to me aren’t a one-click and your done option for post-processing. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that and there are many times where it just works. However, I’m much more of a fan of multiple presets to add and then tweak to reach your desired result that fits in with your particular style of photography. That’s a big thing for me. I don’t want my images looking like everyone else’s just because I decide to include a Lightroom preset in my workflow.
Sleeklens Lightroom Landscape Presets
Sleeklens has a specific workflow that they detail in there instructions on how to use their presets. That is part of what is pretty dang cool about these. You can step through each one adding piece by piece to your images to achieve your desired result. They do include presets that do it all in one swoop if you like and these are great starting points I think to tweak further. However, the real benefit is that there are individual presets that make up the all-encompassing ones so you can apply each one separately and essentially make your own from scratch. It’s a way you can build presets on top of each other and avoid overwriting the previous one. I’m a huge fan of this approach.
Rather than rambling on with a long written post about the Sleeklens Lightroom Landscape presets, I decided it would better to show you first-hand how these work for me and how they could also work for you. I may not follow the actual instructions they suggest, but that is the beauty of post-processing. You can make it your own and come away with something personal to you. Check out the video below, let me know your thoughts, and be sure to check out the products from Sleeklens.
Note: Sleeklens did provide me a copy of their Landscape Essential Lightroom Preset pack for this review. That in no way affected my views or thoughts on this review and I have actually since included their presets into my own custom post-processing workflow. If they didn’t work and work well, I wouldn’t still be using them.