Lightroom Presets for Forest & Nature Photography
Quickly achieve an atmospheric and dreamy look for your forest landscapes in Lightroom Desktop & Mobile
Professional Lightroom workflow consisting of 7 modules and 51 presets
The 13 different basic looks combined with 10 split toning presets result in an exciting variety of combinations and final editing results. The presets work with a large variety of forest landscapes of the temperate climate range in all seasons: Dense and dark fir forests, misty coastal woodlands, lush green spring forests or abstract macro details such as lichen, foliage and mushrooms.
These are not your average 'one-click presets'.
This product is designed as a structured workflow and consists of seven modules. This gives you the freedom to individually shape the final image with a selection of adjustment presets and develop a repeatable personal style in the process. A structured workflow frees you from the worries of where to start and what to do next.
Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile (DNG presets included)
All Lightroom presets are included in XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format to ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility across platforms and devices. → See also: Installation instructions and notes for mobile presets
You will certainly not find a comparable preset package that offers more versatile editing options for your forest and woodland landscapes.
The special focus is on the green and brown tones of forest vegetation, but the presets can also achieve exciting results with other types of landscapes. The example images on this page should give an overview for which type of scenes the product is best suited for. If you are unsure, please contact me with a link to your portfolio.
How the presets work
This collection of Lightroom presets is created as a carefully thought-out workflow, and all 51 presets are grouped into seven modules.
There are 13 basic looks to choose from, each with a slightly different focus, color scheme and atmosphere. Most looks achieve an atmospheric and more realistic look, and others follow an abstract direction with inspiring and surprising results. Split toning is an integral part of all presets, and I recommend experimenting with the different split toning presets and adjusting the strength using the saturation slider.
1. Exposure (11 presets)
2. Basic Looks (13 presets)
3. Split toning (10 presets)
4. Vignetting (5 presets)
5. Grain (4 presets)
6. Noise reduction (4 presets)
7. Sharpening (4 presets)
As a first step, the white balance should be checked for all images and adjusted manually if necessary, since the lighting situations in the forest can be very challenging for a camera.
As always, I tested all presets on hundreds of photos from different camera manufacturers including Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Sony and more. The presets work for a variety of different forest landscapes of the temperate climate range in all seasons, but work best on photographs taken on cloudy or foggy days with a rather monochrome color scheme.
→ This article might interest you: How to Photograph Forests Landscapes: 10 Tips and Tricks
Developed for Lightroom Desktop & 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.
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.
Before and 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.
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One image. Numerous looks.
The exciting feature of this product is that you can choose vastly different approaches to editing a single image. Often a variety of looks can be applied to the same image with great results, as shown in the example images below.
→ From the blog articles: How to Photograph Forests Landscapes: 10 Tips and Tricks
Please keep in mind that after setting the exposure correctly and applying your favorite look (Module 2), 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.
- 51 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
How to buy?
You can buy and download the Lightroom presets via Gumroad, a secure marketplace for digital products. Gumroad accepts Paypal and all major credit cards.
*For European customers: According to the EU VAT rules on digital products, private individuals must pay Value Added Tax (VAT) based on the country where they are located. Companies with a valid VAT identification number can enter it at checkout and the purchase will be VAT free.
Bundle Offer: Get all 8 Lightroom Preset Packs for only $79
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 $79! And the best part: All future product releases are also included!
Included in the Lightroom Shop Bundle:
- Dark & Dramatic Lightroom Presets $39
- Forest Landscapes Lightroom Presets $39
- Landscape Essentials: 20 Lightroom Presets ($39)
- Moody Landscapes (Signature Lightroom Presets) $39
- Black & White Lightroom Presets $29
- Cinematic Lightroom Presets $15
- Aerial & Drone Lightroom Presets $39
- Polar Landscapes Lightroom Presets $39
- ... plus all future product releases!
Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a professional photographer, this is the ideal preset collection to speed up your editing workflow.
FREE Lightroom presets for Adobe Create
Adobe commissioned me to create seven Lightroom presets for landscape and travel photography that you can download for free on Adobe Create Magazine. This is a great way to test my presets and get familiar with the various editing possibilities.
More about the creator of the presets
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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