What Editing Style Fits You Most?

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What Editing Style Fits You Most?

What editing style fits you most?

When you first start out in photography, chances are you are trying to find your style.  This takes place in camera, as you pose (or don’t pose) your subjects, as you decide what lighting to use or avoid, and more. When you sit down at the computer, you bring your style to light even more.

What editing tools and products you use often further define your style. But they do not have to.  You can achieve so many different looks from our actions and presets

So many times people ask which set of Lightroom presets or Photoshop actions they should buy.  Or photographers will ask exactly what their photo would look like with a specific set. Since our products are so adjustable and include so many options, there is truly something for everyone.  You can edit as light or heavy-handed as you like, and mix and match until you build the edit exactly as you imagined it when you clicked the shutter release button.

Here’s an example using just one product of why it’s hard to answer which product gets you a specific look. All of these edits below used just the Enlighten presets for Lightroom. Imagine if I edited this image with other presets from the set, or with one of our action sets?  I could literally make thousands of examples that looked different using just one image.  Now factor in camera settings, styling, lighting, etc.  You can accomplish anything with that combination at your fingertips.

Add a comment below and tell us which of these images best fits your style.

lightroom-presetsThank you to Andee Tate of Crave for the use of her beautiful image.

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30 Comments

  1. This title is a bit misleading, isn’t it? “Editing Style” refers to many more choices other than what preset one chooses. I generally appreciate the articles on this site very much, but this one just feels like a sales gimmick.

  2. Jana
    May 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm —

    I adore the rich & colorful – gorgeous!

  3. Karen
    May 24, 2013 at 2:05 pm —

    Definitely “Rich and Colorful”. To me, the most of the rest are largely fads that will be outdated before long.

  4. Marilyn
    May 24, 2013 at 11:53 am —

    I love the Matte finish.

  5. Roxanne
    May 24, 2013 at 11:41 am —

    Definitely Rich and Colorful.

  6. May 24, 2013 at 10:46 am —

    Rich & Colorful

  7. May 24, 2013 at 10:25 am —

    I am tied between the “Rich and Colorful” and “Matte” they bot pretty much define my style!

  8. May 24, 2013 at 10:01 am —

    Matte look! Maybe it’s because I started out in film photography, but I just love the matte look.

  9. May 24, 2013 at 10:01 am —

    rich and colorful

  10. May 24, 2013 at 9:30 am —

    Rich and colorful first then the matte

  11. yvon
    May 24, 2013 at 9:27 am —

    I love the matte finish!

  12. Mitch
    May 24, 2013 at 9:08 am —

    Warm toned with Contrast – love it!

  13. May 24, 2013 at 9:07 am —

    Rich and colorful all the way…

  14. Stacy
    May 24, 2013 at 9:06 am —

    Love them all but I tend to do more of the rich and colorful!

  15. Ann
    May 24, 2013 at 9:04 am —

    Rich and colorful. The vibrant greens in the background are so verdant! They add a lot to the picture without taking away from its subject.

  16. May 24, 2013 at 8:41 am —

    Warm tone with contrast. Beautiful!

  17. May 24, 2013 at 8:38 am —

    Rich and colorful!

  18. Jennifer
    May 24, 2013 at 8:32 am —

    I prefer the “Rich & Colorful” one 🙂

  19. May 24, 2013 at 8:31 am —

    Rich & colorful 🙂

  20. Chanelle
    May 24, 2013 at 9:28 am —

    Warm Toned with Contrast, I love the vintage look and feel of this edit!

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