This one uses the same photo as my earlier post, since I wanted to try few different looks on the same photo.

01 Original

The first step I took was to increase the clarity of the photo. This is something I do with almost every photo I shoot. Usually I set the value in somewhere around 60-70, but sometimes even higher values can be used, especially with concert photos. This time I also reduced saturation to -44.

02-lightroom-clarity-saturation

Unlike on the earlier post, I left the white balance sliders untouched. The most of today’s look is created in Lightroom’s SplitToning module. Split toning always gives interesting looks, as you can set the highlights towards different colors than the shadows. Instead of the basic orange/teal -look, I went for the yellow/blue -look.

02-lightroom-split-toning

The final photo with all the adjustments looks like this

02-jasse-salonen-hybrid-children

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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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