Lightroom presets are a critical part of a wedding photographer’s workflow. With thousands of images to post produce from a wedding day, a fast, efficient workflow can be the difference between keeping clients happy with a quick final gallery delivery and falling behind.
Visual Flow presets are built with wedding photographers in mind. The lead designer, Pye Jirsa, has spent over 10 years photographing weddings and designed the Lighting Condition Based Development system of photo editing to accommodate the needs of wedding photographers. Here are the 5 main reasons Visual Flow is the perfect set of wedding photography presets.
Lighting Condition Based Development = Better Results
The main issue with most wedding Lightroom presets is that they are designed for perfect lighting conditions. So they look great in soft light, but then often fall apart when applied to scenes with high dynamic range, hard light, green tint or other less-than-optimal shooting conditions.
As you know, wedding days can be unpredictable. You can be shooting in soft light and then the action can move into open sun. You can move from indoors to grassy areas with green tint within minutes. You can shoot natural light and make the switch to flash in an instant based on your creative instincts.
In the example scene, see how the HDR Preset (from the crush pack) brings back the color and detail in the sky but preserves the skin tones of the bride and groom. Based on our testing, most Lightroom presets on the would need significant adjustments after applying the preset to get to a good result.
You need a Lightroom preset system as versatile as the lighting conditions you face throughout the day. This is why we created these presets and this is why they are the best wedding Lightroom presets out there.
Lighting Condition Based Development = Faster Processing
LCBD is also designed to give you more accurate results when batch processing. This is especially true if you’ve used manual mode on your camera and you’ve maximized the dynamic range in the scene in your exposures.
Consistent, clean shooting combined with batch processing by Lighting Condition will save you hours on each and every wedding.
The DVLOP Profiles Accommodate Different Camera Makes and Models
Many wedding photographers work with second or third shooters that use different camera makes and models. It’s not uncommon to see a wedding photographer post in a Facebook that they need a second shooter but only want Canon, Nikon, or Sony shooters.
The partnership with DVLOP solves that problem. By using the DVLOP profile system, you get a consistent look to the image, regardless of camera make or model.
The Retouching Toolkit Keeps you in Lightroom
The retouching toolkit gives wedding photographers the ability to eliminate Photoshop from their workflow, except for extreme circumstances and advanced retouching situations.
With the retouching toolkit, you can:
- Retouch Skin, Enhance Eyes, and other common portrait retouching
- Bring back clouds and skies (if they are not blown out)
- Add or enhance Sun Flares for creative interest
- Add color and vibrance selectively while maintaining a natural look
- Dodge and Burn to hide, reveal and shape
- … Much More!
Sky Enhance Before Sky Enhance After
In the example above, see how we were able to bring back the skies in the image with a single stroke of the gradient tool. While this may not be your ideal look for every image that you deliver, the retouching toolkit expands your creative opportunties for when the right scene matches the right look.
Without jumping back and forth between applications, you can save hundreds of hours each year in wedding photography post production.
The Community is Full of Wedding Photography Inspiration
Leading wedding photographers from around the world are loving the Visual Flow Lightroom Presets. If you look in our Facebook Group and our Instagram, you’ll see hundreds of examples of wedding photographers creating incredible images with our Lightroom Presets.
This community is designed to keep you inspired!