Essential Collection: 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography If you're looking for the most universal Lightroom presets for your landscape and nature photography, look no further. 39.00 Northlandscapes Photography

The Essential Collection: 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

If you're looking for the most universal Lightroom presets for your landscape and nature 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

Sometimes less is more: With this collection of presets, you'll be well equipped for the vast majority of landscape photography situations you will encounter.

Based on my popular Lightroom workflows and over 10 years of Lightroom experience, I've created this exciting product for landscape and travel photographers - professionals and amateurs alike.

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20 Lightroom Presets / 6 Categories

The Essential Collection: 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

And because of the manageable number of presets, it's particularly well-suited for Lightroom Mobile (DNG presets are also 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)
= 20 highly universal presets for landscape photography!

Please note: Color Grading (or Split Toning in older Lightroom versions) is an integral part of most presets and my personal editing technique in Lightroom.

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▶ 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 1/2 or Phantom series. → Read all 68 customer reviews

Developed for Desktop & Mobile

Developed for Lightroom Desktop and Mobile

All presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC, and Classic CC (.lrtemplate & XMP-files included) as well as the latest Lightroom Mobile app on iOS and Android. For Lightroom Mobile, you can choose either the synchronization method via Lightroom on your desktop computer or the installation method via DNG presets.

→ See also: Installation instructions and notes for mobile presets

Also works with the latest version of Photoshop!

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

Landscape Essentials - 20 Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Landscape Essentials / Example Photos

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 in some photos; everything else is based on the presets.

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

01 / Moody Landscapes

Five Lightroom presets for moody landscapes that are not about blue skies and sunshine. 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. If this style of landscape photography is also your focus, you should take a closer look at my Signature presets, which is also included in the Complete Shop Bundle.

Moody Lightroom Presets for Landscapes

Moody Landscapes / Before & After

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

02 / Classic Landscapes

The total of four presets in the Classic collection have the most universal character of all the presets and work for a high number of different landscape types, seasons and times of day. The different looks are rather subtle in nature. The presets often achieve wonderful results in documentary and travel photography as well.

Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Classic Landscapes / Before & After

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

03 / Forest Landscapes

A total of three presets that 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. The special focus is on the green and brown tones of forest vegetation. All presets are based on my experiences and the looks of my complete forest landscape workflow with seven modules.

Forest and Woodlands Lightroom Presets

Forest Landscapes / Before & After

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

04 / Winter Landscapes

These three presets are ideal for snow-covered landscapes or polar landscapes dominated by ice, rocks and glaciers. The special focus is on the cool tones of blue and aquamarine. The presets work best for scenes with cloudy or overcast skies, as this is where the blue hue of the ice comes out best.

Especially for winter landscapes, the white balance should be checked and adjusted if necessary, since the camera often misinterprets bright situations with a lot of snow. Also, increasing the exposure in your camera by 1-2 stops is a good way to avoid grayish results.

Winter Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Winter Landscapes / Before & After

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

05 / Sunset and Sunrise

These two presets are designed for the special color palette of sunrises and sunsets. The first preset (S1) intensifies the warm tones and increases the contrast and the second preset (S2) applies a subtle orange and teal look.

Sunlight Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Sunset and Sunrise / Before & After

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

06 / Black & White Landscapes

3 universal black and white looks complete this collection of landscape presets: Achieve appealing b&w images with deep, rich blacks and high contrast in just a few clicks. If you are interested in my complete workflow for black and white landscape and travel photography, you can find more information here.

Black and White Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photography

Black & White Landscapes / Before & After

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

See all 350+ sample photos combined:

See all Sample Photos

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 to ensure maximum compatibility across platforms and devices)
  • compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC and Classic CC (Win & Mac) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too!
  • 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

How to buy?

You can buy and download the "Landscape Essentials" presets via Gumroad, a secure marketplace for digital products. Gumroad accepts Paypal and all major credit cards.

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Bundle Offer: Get all 8 Lightroom Preset Packs for only $69

Lightroom Presets Bundle for Landscape Photography

This product is also included in the Complete Shop Bundle, along with seven additional preset packs for moody landscape, travel and aerial photography. Get a total of 8 preset packs with a shop value of $278 for only $69! And the best part: All future product releases are also included!

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a professional photographer, this is the ideal preset collection to speed up your editing workflow.

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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