Signature Lightroom Presets by Northlandscapes Photography

Create moody and memorable landscape photos with this highly universal workflow for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile

If you like the moody look of my landscape photography, this unique Lightroom workflow is just right for you! Over the last five years I have created my personal collection of Adobe Lightroom presets for my landscape and travel photos taken in Nordic countries like Iceland, Norway or the Faroe Islands. I refined the presets over and over again, so that they not only deliver unique results, but also work for a wide range of landscapes and lighting situations.

Not your average 'one-click presets':

This product is designed as a structured workflow and consists of 9 modules. This gives you the freedom to individually shape your image with a selection of adjustment presets and develop a repeatable personal style in the process. This workflow frees you from the worries of where to start and what to do next.

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Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile (DNG presets included)

Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile

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

Lightroom Presets for Moody Landscape & Travel Photography

It was always very important to me to develop a memorable and distinctive style, since the photography industry is constantly growing and expanding and more and more photos seem interchangeable. Simply capturing an exceptional location is not sufficient anymore: The images visually need to stand out and arouse the viewer's emotions. And this is where my presets come into play: Take a look at the before and after photos and see for yourself or watch a quick editing session on YouTube.

How my presets work

My Lightroom presets are not a loose collection of different looks with random names, but follow a logical order. All 48 core presets are grouped into nine modules and there is a separate collection with 15 Custom Scenes:

1. Exposure (11 presets)
2. Signature look (5 presets)
3. Vignetting (5 presets)
4. Gradients (4 presets)
5. Split toning (7 presets)
6. Color adjustments (4 presets)
7. Grain (4 presets)
8. Noise reduction (4 presets)
9. Sharpening (4 presets)

10. Custom Scenes (15 presets)

Developed for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile

Developed for Lightroom Desktop & 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 the latest version of 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.

Northlandscapes Signature Lightroom Presets for Landscape & Travel Photography.

When editing with the presets, it is recommended that you start with the core presets and work your way from top to bottom, starting with adjusting the exposure. One of the five variants of the signature look (Brighter / Bright / Neutral / Dark / Darker) usually fits very well for most types of landscapes and often only a few individual adjustments are needed.

Get creative with the "Custom Scenes"

The Custom Scene presets are a slightly different but very exciting approach to editing your photos: They are based on the signature look, but have been refined and customized to match a specific landscape or artistic look. The respective title gives an indication of its intended use and the presets come in a separate folder for a better overview. A playful approach, however, is typically the best way to achieve great results, since many presets also fit totally different landscape types and can be a great source of inspiration for fine art photography. These presets can of course be combined with the adjustment presets from the core module.

More example photos

Currently included scenes: Nightfall / Foggy Forest / Winter Mood / Glacier Colors / Mountain Lake / Ice and Snow / Mossy Rock / Earth Tones / In the Clouds / In the Clouds (Dark) / Snowy Mountain / Ocean Mist / Monochrome Winter / Night Drive / Dark Cliffs

Watch a quick editing session


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Who is this product for?

This product is aimed at amateurs and professional photographers alike. Each preset has been carefully crafted and tested to work with a wide variety of images types and camera models like Nikon, Canon, Fuji and Sony. The presets are optimized for landscape, nature and travel photography with the typical color palettes found in soil, vegetation, water and rocks.

Take a look at the example photos below to get an impression of the typical character of the images or download my free presets for dark and moody landscapes to convince yourself of the quality of my products.

Lightroom Presets: Before & After Photos

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Unedited Photo Dark and Moody Landscape of the Faroe Islands
Unedited Photo Moody Forest in the Clouds
Unedited Photo Godafoss Waterfall in Winter
Unedited Photo The Westfjords of Iceland in Autumn Colors
Unedited Photo Dark and Moody Mountains in Autumn Colors
Unedited Photo Mountain with Glacier in the Clouds
Unedited Photo Moody Colors of Summer in Norway
Unedited Photo Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Unedited Photo Dark Waterfall in Moody Colors
Unedited Photo Moody Sunset over the South Coast of Iceland
Unedited Photo Mountains in Autumn Light
Unedited Photo Scottish Highland Cattle in Moody Tones

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Practice your editing skills: 20 RAW photos included

For educational purposes, this product contains 20 RAW photos in the universal DNG format, enabling you to practice your editing skills or to experiment with the diverse possibilities of the presets.

Sample RAW photos

Future updates included!

New projects and trips result in the development of new Lightroom presets (especially the "Custom Scenes") and further fine-tuning of the existing ones. I will be sharing these updates FREE of charge! You will receive an e-mail as soon as a new version has been released, with all necessary information about the changes.


  • 63 Lightroom presets (48 core presets + 15 Custom Scenes) in XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format 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
  • NEW: 20 RAW photos included. Practice your editing skills in Lightroom
  • *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?

How to install Lightroom Presets

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You can 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

$35 - Purchase Signature Presets Get all 8 Preset Packs for $69

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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