Landscape Essentials: 20 Lightroom Presets

If you're looking for the most versatile Lightroom presets for your landscape and travel photography, look no further.

Essentials Collection: 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After
Landscape Essentials - Lightroom Presets - Before & After

Less is more: With this preset collection, you'll be well-equipped for most landscape photography situations you'll encounter.

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20 Lightroom Presets in 6 categories

The Essential Collection: 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

With its manageable number of presets, this product is perfect for Lightroom Mobile and DNG presets are of course included.

Choose from 20 professional Lightroom presets for landscape photography, which are divided into six categories. Even though the names of the presets indicate the subject, it's worth taking an experimental approach: Often, presets from another category also lead to great results with just a few clicks, since color palettes in nature repeat themselves in many places.

1. Moody (5 presets: M1-M5)
2. Classic (4 presets: C1-C4)
3. Forest (3 presets: F1-F3)
4. Winter (3 presets: W1-W3)
5. Sunrise and Sunset (2 presets: S1 and S2)
6. Black & White (3 presets: BW1-BW3)

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Customer Ratings

Please note: Color Grading is an integral part of most presets and my personal editing technique in Lightroom.

▶ As a first step before applying a preset, the White Balance and Exposure should be checked in Lightroom and adjusted manually if necessary.

As always, I tested all presets on hundreds of photos from different camera manufacturers including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic and more as well as drones like the DJI Mavic or Mini series. → Read all 78 customer reviews

Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile (DNG presets included)

Developed for Lightroom Desktop and Mobile

All presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4–6, CC and Classic (.lrtemplate & XMP-files included) as well as the latest Lightroom Mobile app on iOS & Android. For Lightroom Mobile, you can choose the synchronization method via Lightroom on your desktop computer or the installation method via DNG presets.

✓ 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.

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Landscape Essentials - 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

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The sample photos are intended to give you a realistic impression of the presets. Therefore, only the basic settings like exposure, highlights or shadows were adjusted manually.

→ 01 Moody / 02 Classic / 03 Forest / 04 Winter / 05 Sunrise and Sunset / 06 Black & White

Before & After: Moody Landscapes

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets

The presets unfold their full potential in scenes with clouds, fog or overcast skies - a look at my landscape portfolio will give you a good indication of the type of motifs. It's not about blue skies and sunshine :-)

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Moody Lightroom Presets

Before & After: Classic Landscapes

Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets

The presets of the Classic collections have the most universal character, suitable for a wide range of landscape types, seasons, and times of day. The presets also achieve wonderful results in documentary and travel photography.

Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Landscape Lightroom Presets

Before & After: Forest Landscapes

Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets

These presets work well for a variety of forest landscapes of the temperate climate range in all seasons except winter: Dense and dark fir forests, misty coastal woodlands, lush green spring forests or abstract macro details such as lichen, foliage and mushrooms.

Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Forest landscape photo edited with Landscape Essentials Lightroom Presets

Before & After: Winter Landscapes

Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Lightroom presets for snowy winter landscapes

These presets are perfect for snow-covered landscapes or polar environments dominated by ice and glaciers. They are specifically designed to enhance the cool tones of blue and aquamarine. The presets excel in scenes with cloudy or overcast skies, as they bring out the blue hue of the ice most effectively.

Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Lightroom presets for snowy winter landscapes
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Lightroom presets for snowy winter landscapes
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Lightroom presets for snowy winter landscapes
Original and unprocessed photo Photo edited with Lightroom presets for snowy winter landscapes

Before & After: Sunset and Sunrise

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Sunset and Sunrise Lightroom Presets

These presets are tailored to the unique color palette of sunrises and sunsets. The first preset (S1) enhances warm tones, increases contrast, while the second preset (S2) adds a subtle orange and teal effect.

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Sunset and Sunrise Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Sunset and Sunrise Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Sunset and Sunrise Lightroom Presets

Before & After: Black & White

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Black & White Lightroom Presets

A total of three universal black and white looks complete this collection of landscape presets: With just a few clicks, you can achieve captivating black and white images with deep, rich blacks and high contrast.

Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Black & White Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Black & White Lightroom Presets
Original and unprocessed photo Landscape photo edited with Black & White Lightroom Presets

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One image. Numerous looks.

The special aspect of this preset collection is that you can often choose different approaches to edit a single image.

Lightroom Presets - Autumn Landscape in Iceland - Look A
Lightroom Presets - Autumn Landscape in Iceland - Look B
Lightroom Presets - Autumn Landscape in Iceland - Look C
Lightroom Presets - Sunset over Isle of Skye (Look C)
Lightroom Presets - Sunset over Isle of Skye (Look A)
Lightroom Presets - Sunset over Isle of Skye (Look D)
Lightroom Presets - Glacier in Norway (Look A)
Lightroom Presets - Glacier in Norway (Look B)
Lightroom Presets - Glacier in Norway (Look D)

▶ Please keep in mind that after setting the exposure correctly and applying your favorite look, you still need to adjust the basic settings of each image before going into the fine-tuning process. In particular, you’ll need to tweak the highlights, whites, shadows and blacks in the Basic panel of Lightroom.

Features

  • 20 Lightroom presets: XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format included
  • compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4–6, CC and Classic (Win & Mac) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and Android
  • also works with Photoshop: Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer
  • Optimized for JPG and RAW images

→ What is the difference between Adobe Lightroom and Lightroom Classic?

For Lightroom Mobile Users: DNG presets included!

Mobile DNG Presets for Landscape Photography

→ See also: Installation instructions and notes for mobile presets

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Lightroom Presets Bundle for Landscape Photography

Master Collection: All Lightroom Preset Packs for only $69

This product is also included in the Master Collection by Northlandscapes: Get a total of 8 Lightroom preset packs for landscape photography with a shop value of $282 for only $69! And the best part: All future product releases are also included!

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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