Help me get this look.. Post Production

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jkundi, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. jkundi macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, happy new year. I’ve been learning to edit photos in Lightroom and would like some help with editing one or two photos of mine with a style the bellow two Instgramers are using. I have VSCO film packs but unsure what would be a close look which I could tweek. Just for the record I am not trying to copy the look and start a like for like copy. I am simply trying to understand how this look is achieved as I have failed on many attempts.

    https://www.instagram.com/melissalaree/

    https://www.instagram.com/1924us/

    The photos these two Instagramers take very contrasty and dark, slight vignetting, perhaps the photos are under exposed to begin with? I am not sure. The blacks seem to be dropped too, with grain added.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LiveM macrumors 6502a

    LiveM

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    These are quite different. The first one has blacks dropped a bit as you say, probably via in-camera setting, and that's about it. The second one has shadows and contrast both increased.
     
  3. jkundi thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'm going to give it a try, would be cool if there was a preset available that did the same that could be tweaked.
     
  4. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if they're simply using Instagram filters? Another approach is to take a look at something like Nik or MacPhun and look at their settings once you find a similar look.
     

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