Dark Light Tales: Cinematic Lightroom Presets

Cinematic Lightroom Presets for Desktop & Mobile

This unique preset pack is based on my personal project Dark Light Tales, focused on cinematic landscapes and environmental self-portraits.

Unedited Photo Dark Light Tales
Unedited Photo Dark Light Tales

Create images that look like stills from movies and completely transform the narrative and feelings of your landscape and travel photos.

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Unedited Photo Dark Light Tales

The presets develop their full power in coastal, forest, moorland and mountain landscapes with clouds, fog or overcast skies.

Discover more »Dark Light Tales« images on Instagram or my Behance portfolio.

Unedited Photo Dark Light Tales
Unedited Photo Landscape

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How the presets:

This product is divided into two parts: 15 different styles for the basic look of the image and 15 color grading presets for further refinement, as well as additional technical presets such as vignetting or grain. All presets are clearly named, ensuring intuitive navigation within Lightroom:

How the presets work

Please note: The presets make use of advanced color adjustments in Lightroom, such as Tone Curve for RGB channels, Color Grading and Calibration. It's best to start by opening all the panels and familiarizing yourself with the settings.

One image, numerous looks:

Dark Light Tales - Lightroom Presets - Looks D
Dark Light Tales - Lightroom Presets - Looks C
Dark Light Tales - Lightroom Presets - Looks A
Dark Light Tales - Lightroom Presets - Looks B

Often different looks can be applied to the same image with great results, and the color grading presets also make for exciting variations.

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For Desktop & Mobile (DNG presets included for basic looks)

Compatible with Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom Classic and Photoshop

All presets use the Color Grading feature of Lightroom / Lightroom Classic (October 2020 release) and Adobe Camera RAW. This means that these presets are unfortunately not compatible with older versions of Lightroom. Please make sure you have at least one of the following versions installed:

✓ Also works with Adobe Photoshop!

This product also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer. That means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too.

More Before & After Examples

The examples give a realistic impression of the presets. Only the basic settings like exposure, highlights or shadows were adjusted manually; everything else is based on the presets.

Before & After - Man looking over Fjord landscape of Norway
Before & After - Man in Swamp Landscape
Before & After - Madeira, Fanal Forest in Fog
Before & After - Man running through Swamp
Before & After - Moorland in autumn colors
Before & After - Autumn Landscape with lake and dark clouds
Before & After - Moody Mountain Landscape
Before & After - Black sand beach with rocks and crashing waves
Before & After - Sunset over river landscape
Before & After - Swamp Landscape in Moody Colors
Before & After - Man walking through rainy in the forest

See all example photos:

More sample photos

Features

  • 40 Lightroom presets (15 basic looks / 15 color grading looks / 10 technical presets)
  • XMP & DNG presets included (DNG presets are included for basic looks only)
  • compatible with Lightroom Classic (Version 10.0 or higher), Lightroom (Version 4.0 or higher) and Lightroom Mobile (latest iOS/Android version)
  • also works with Photoshop (Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer)
  • optimized for JPG and RAW images

How to install Lightroom Presets

Payment options

Your purchase options

Purchase the presets via Payhip, a secure marketplace for digital products that accepts Paypal and all major credit cards. By purchasing you agree to my return & refund policy

Buy this Preset Pack for $39 Bundle: ALL 8 Preset Packs for $69

Dark Light Tales - DNG Presets for Lightroom Mobile included

More Inspiration on Instagram:

Dark Light Tales on Instagram

Dark Light Tales on Instagram @dark_light_tales

Dark Light Tales series on Behance:

Dark Light Tales series on Behance

Dark Light Tales series on Behance

More about the creator of the presets

Northlandscapes – Jan Erik Waider | Atmospheric landscape photography of the North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond

My name is Jan, and I'm a visual artist and fine art photographer based in Hamburg. My work focuses on atmospheric and abstract landscape photography of the distant North: Norway, Iceland, Greenland and beyond. Read more about me, discover my fine art and landscape series or learn about my coaching services for photographers.

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