Help me get this look.. Post Production

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

  1. jkundi macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2014
    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.

    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 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    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

    Mar 31, 2014
    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


    Feb 20, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
    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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