Lightroom Presets for Arctic and Antarctic Landscapes
Workflow consisting of 7 modules and 60 presets for polar landscapes dominated by ice, glaciers and snow.
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
A glance at my landscape or fine art portfolio quickly reveals that glaciers, ice and snow play a central role in my photographic subjects. Whether in Iceland, Norway, Greenland or the distant Antarctic, I am absolutely fascinated by the surreal forms and the unique color palette of these landscapes.
This product combines all my experience in image editing with Adobe Lightroom, and the presets range from realistic looks to high-contrast black-and-white edits and dark and dramatic looks.
The presets are specially created for Arctic or Antarctic landscapes where ice and snow are the dominant theme and the color palette is largely reduced to cool tones of blue and aquamarine.
In addition, the presets work best for scenes with cloudy or overcast skies, because this is where the blue in the ice stands out best. But even on snowy or rainy days interesting results can be achieved. The example images on this page should give an overview for which type of polar landscapes the product is best suited for. If you are unsure, please contact me with a link to your portfolio.
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How the presets work
This collection of Lightroom presets is created as a carefully thought-out workflow (similar to my other products), and the 60 presets are grouped into seven modules.
There are 12 basic/realistic looks to choose from, each with a slightly different focus, color scheme and atmosphere. In addition to the primarily realistic looks, there are also five black and white, three high-key and two dark and dramatic looks for a more artistic approach to image editing. 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 (13 presets)
2. Realistic & artistic looks (22 presets)
3. Split toning (7 presets)
4. Vignetting (6 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, as the camera often misinterprets bright situations with lots of snow and ice. Also, increasing the exposure in your camera by one to two stops is a good way to avoid grayish results.
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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Ideal for photos taken in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Antarctica or Russia.
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 from Antarctica below.
Please keep in mind that after setting the exposure correctly (Module 1) 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.
- 60 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.
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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