Like anytime we create something digital, we desire to showcase a connection in perspective with you guys.
I often say this and I will say it here - we are not selling you presets to show you ‘this is how to edit’, it’s just a starting point to hopefully inspire or teach you something in the form of learning that you can take as a stepping stone (and it happens to be something that sparked inspiration within us). Christian and I often talk about how side projects end up helping main projects we are working on. It’s like your brain needs the time to forget about a problem so it can subconsciously solve it while emerging yourself in a different aspect of creativity.
Often from our side projects we generate a passion to take back to whatever else it is we are creating or thinking about. I say this because I am constantly inspired by simple moods of photographs, perhaps a photo isn’t even trying to say something specific but I connect with the way it makes me feel and inspires another idea within me - that I take and act on. I think that’s perhaps why, to me, sharing presets is so exciting. Because there is a chance this could work for others.
As always we hope to see and be inspired by what you create from our little collection of light & color grades! - you can view these presets aswell as others, texture kits, fonts and tutorials on our shop website here!
Below we I have put some more examples of the presets in use and also a little write up about them / what inspired us both. We have both created 5 (so there are 10 all up in this set). Christian’s 5 are Inspired entirely by the older ways in which France and all her beautiful country-counterparts have been photographed over the last century, he spent a detailed amount of time building presets that mimic the glass work of some of his favorite film cameras as opposed to the film types often associated with them, you can see the titles under here :) V
Below are now some examples of the presets I put together :) These five are based off of Films / movies set in France as I have seen so many amazing ones! I have also placed a little mood board here so you can see the inspiration behind the color and tone choices!
1960 - Of course Amelie has it’s place in here :) 1960 is inspired by the punchy contrast, greens and yellows of this film!
I also added a little grain to this one, and Amelie was also one of the very first films Christian and I saw together (when we first met)! This preset looks really good with images taken in overcast weather or at dusk!
B&W - This one is inspired by the 1966 film ‘Au hasard Balthazar’. The preset is one of my favorites and It also works over images taken through windows, sheets of plastic or other filters, especially to let off the early 1900’s feel. (Which is heavily inspired by documentary style photography and this film as it is set in amongst poverty, however captures simple beauty in nature and people, which is also the goal of this one :)
Blue Ambient - I added this one as a contrast to the others, and also I personally love using blues to compliment warmer images. There is something that feels like home in blue light with a single light on in a house window or a candle around a dinner table. This always makes me excited to photograph people in this light as I feel it’s also extremely flattering. This preset was inspired by the series ‘Les Miserables’, (As well as so many other things), but I saw the series on a plane, and have to admit - I cried constantly (maybe it’s because watching movies on planes just makes you cry). Or the storyline alone is so strong, I was inspired to make something soft, to resemble twilight with blue shadows and peach highlights! This preset is made to use in ambient light, preferably twilight with a little warm contrasting light (like a candle or a lamp).
Painter - Based off the magenta and yellow tones in ‘An American in Paris’. I saw this film recently and loved it! I wanted to replicate the warm / colorful and lively feeling of the film edit and of course the colours of the Parisian markets. This preset works really well with images that have a lot of color and images taken in, in and outdoor light.
Mud - Mud is a preset I made up myself, it’s an accumulation of my own take on french films and the colors that resonate / inspire me when it comes to France. It’s grainy, a little flat with greener washed out tones :)