I’m using Lightroom as my main photo editing software. I like it, since it’s so simple to use as it gives all the necessary tools with a good interface. All of the sliders are designed well and it’s way harder to ruin your photos like in Photoshop. I also love the preset system as it makes everything faster. Usually I just edit one photo of the set and the apply the same preset on every other photo that I’ve selected.

I decided to share my Lightroom presets with you guys so that you could improve your photos, especially if you don’t know at all how to edit them. The first Lightroom preset that I gave away was released in MadCraft Blog. It is a preset designed for summer festival concert photos. Since there is so much else going on at the MadCraft Blog, I decided to publish more presets on their own blog.

The preset of this post was created as I edited photos of Hybrid Children. It was shot in Virgin Oil with Canon 60D and Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC lens in RAW format. As I mentioned in MadCraft Blog post, you should always shoot your concert photos in RAW if possible.

The original photo looks like this.
01 Original

The first step was to adjust the white balance. Temperature was adjusted towards blue and tint towards green.

Then I removed all the saturation from yellow and slightly increased its luminance.

The photo was finished with split toning. I added red to the highlights and green to the shadows.

The final photo looks like this.


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I am a rock photographer (camera owner) from Helsinki, Finland. I play guitar in pop punk band MadCraft and started rock photography by shooting photos of bands that we played with. As I noticed that there aren't many music concert photography focused Lightroom presets around, I decided to share the ones that I create during my editing. Presets can be used as they are or they can be used as a starting point, so they are suitable for beginners and more advanced music photographers. If you'd like to support my work, check out the Buy Presets section! From there you can buy preset packs, which will give you a bit easier access to my presets.

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