Like mosquitoes in a tanning salon, we photographers are drawn to scenes of rustic decay and dilapidation during our travels!
There's something intrinsically enchanting about images that include distressed and decaying 'manmade' objects. Possibly the attraction is driven by the textures and muted colours of distressed subject matter - but for me it is the visual reminder that everything we humans create is destined to disappear while the natural world thrives and prevails!
My rustic retro pack celebrates all that is grungy, rusty and rugged in the built environment!
The Rustic Retro Lightroom preset pack has been specifically curated to enhance travel and landscape images that feature the weathered and aged 'hand of man' - with a range of options to cover a huge variety of lighting conditions and subject styles. These one click presets allow you to focus on what you do best - making interesting compositions, while we take care of the editing. Of course, as with all our presets, you can use the presets as a starting point from which to find your own style!
What kind of images will this work on?
Clearly, most of these presets are optimised for images that include rusting, grungy or weathered items, HOWEVER, they can also work really well on general landscape images and even the occasional PORTRAIT photo that is crying out for strong post-processing. As always with Lightroom - experimentation is the name of the game - you can always hit Reset (learn how here).
Rustic Retro Pack Features:
22 Adobe Lightroom presets
Presets work on both RAW and JPEG images
Compatible with Lightroom 4**, Lightroom 5, Lightroom 6 and the Creative Cloud (CC)
For use with both Mac and PC
** Please note not all preset features will work in Lightroom 4 (radial filters).