Our fourth pack of Lightroom Presets is called “The Mood Pack,” featuring the dark and moody style of photo editing. The Mood Pack features a warm cinematic look with a subtle matte finish in the shadows and highlights. It’s designed to create an earthy and organic look to your imagery. It works for almost any type of photography, but it is stylistically most fitting of adventure, wanderlust, or elopement style photography. Put simply, the Mood Pack is tones for days!
Sample Dark and Moody Lightroom Preset Images
The Dark and Moody style can be applied to photography in all types of scenes. However, it’s most commonly used in scenes commonly categorized as adventure, wanderlust, or elopement photos.
See the Dark and Moody style applied to brown, golden hour scenes below:
See the Dark and Moody Lightroom Presets applied to outdoor, ocean view scenes:
See how the Dark and Moody Lightroom Presets look in an indoor scene:
See how the Dark and Moody presets look with stylized portraiture in an urban scene:
The Mood Pack vs The Others
In some ways, the Mood Pack is the opposite of the “Crush Pack.” Crush pumps up the colors and vibrance to make the image pop, while Mood brings them down and uncovers a more organic feel. In other ways, the Mood Pack is the opposite of the “Pastel Pack.” While Pastel brightens the images and gives it a bright and airy vibe, Mood increases the blacks and gives images a dark and moody vibe.
Dark and Moody Lightroom Presets create a style that photographers and their clients often refer to with the following terms: dramatic, earthy, organic, hipster, boho, filmic, and gritty. Dark and Moody is one of the main 4 styles of post production for wedding and portrait photography.
The dark and moody presets have been tested across thousands of images, with all of the colors expertly balanced by Pye Jirsa and the DVLOP team. They preserve skin tones while giving your images rich, warm, earthy tones. The presets work consistently over all of the main lighting conditions. For more information, be sure to check back for the official product page.