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Presets!

Although I don’t shoot digital for any fashion or personal work I still see the need to have presets handy to create the look I love in film. I’ve made sure and even done step by step walkthrough on how to use these presets using the mobile Lightroom app! A walkthrough will be included in the final purchase.


K100

Kentmere 100 is my favorite film stock. The contrast and casual blown out highlights are some of my favorite characteristics of any black and white photo. The grain. I also love this film stock for being such a slow film but it keeps its grain. As far as the highlights go sometimes they seem to burn right off the film and leave this beautiful glowing effect that I’ve tried quite hard to emulate.




T800


Ahh my second most used film stock, TriX 400 pushed to 800. TriX at box speed is a great flat film, however if you’ve seen my work you know how that doesn’t tend to slide with me. I’m all about high contrast and high grain, TriX 800 is the closest film to Kentmere 100 as far as characteristics, but TriX being a more professional (and expensive compared to Kentmere) it also has more extensive dynamic range which I actually am not a HUGE fan of, I love the burned off highlights. So I even emulated that when designing this preset. This preset is a high contrast with even and still apparent mid tones and highlights with slightly more grain than the K100.
 



H1600


Ah last but not least. I tend to use this film for only personal things such as hanging with my family or friends since it is so versatile. HP5+ pushed to 1600 (where it belongs). This is a high contrast, really only highlights being exposed where you lose most shadow details and mid tones tend to fall out as well. The grain though is huge and noticeable one of my favorite reasons I even shoot this film stock. I’ve worked very hard to recreate this film stock since it is so important to me. Expect everything that isn’t your highlights to almost be a muddy gray or black since pushing film really only affects your highlights which is what I’ve tried to emulate with this film stock. Also expect grain this is a very high grain film stock which I have seemed to replicate beautifully.


Blown and Plus a bit


These are based off of the K100 but exaggerated a bit more and leaving most the grain out. These are for an incredibly high contrast look. Blown has blown out highlights almost a little exaggerated with the shadows being dropped down low as well. Plus a bit is the same preset just with slightly less blown out highlights. These have been in my preset basket for a while now and I have used these quite often.
 

Blown

Plus a bit


Flat


This is a preset I’ve actually always had but I’ve never actually used it in the final product. Flat is what I use to see the image in black and white but see every single thing. Highlights are dropped, shadows are raised created an incredible flat or neutral look. Again I don’t normally process photos with this but I use it every time to see the tonal range of a photographic. Consider this a tool!
 



A bit digital


Ah, this preset is based off of me before I shot mostly black and white film. It shares little to no qualities with film. This is surprising one of my favorite presets. I love this look and always have. It seems to have more of a hype beast look to it with its open ended blacks and keeping a high contrast with still a neutral tone. One of my favorites! This preset darkens the photo quite a bit so I recommend upping your exposure when using!
 

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Special thanks to Ethan and Ricky for some of the sample images!

Jacob Colmenero