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With every trip, event or photo journey I always end up creating specific photo presets to help me keep my look and feel consistent. My Adobe Lightroom presets from Venice are filled with rich shadows, the bluest skies and film inspired colors.
Use these inspiring presets to help you create a mood for whatever city you're exploring. From sunrise to sunset your trip will be covered!
Oh, Venice...how I love you.
Your rich colors and narrow alleyways. Your clotheslines and shimmery waters. I will forever be in love with your ancient mystery, gelato flavors and creaking sounds.
I can't believe it's almost been a year since you've let me walk your streets and shriek with excitement with every turn. How is it every street felt the same, but yet it was so different with it's unique characteristics of color, texture and distress?
I think I've been holding back editing these pictures out of fear that there's no way I could be doing this city justice. I mean it is the most photogenic city in the world! I think it's a requirement every photographer should go, but for me it felt like a requirement to photograph it "my" way.
Like I said, with every trip I create my series of Lightroom Presets that I continue to use as I'm editing and these are the ones that were my favorite for Venice.
In Venice there are 3 things you'll be photographing:
- Extreme highlights and shadows because the narrow streets let in lights from only certain angles
- Textures & colors to DIE FOR!
- Beautiful architecture
My Venice Lightroom Presets are in fun categories for your different adventures and keep in mind just because they were inspired by Venice, doesn't mean they're ONLY meant for Venice! I reuse my presets from past trips on lots of my different photos, it's really just about creating the mood.
You can test out 1 of my favorite presets from the Venice Presets below & don't forget to leave some love by subscribing!
You can also buy the full Venice Presets Package on our Etsy Shop here.
How to install:
- unzip download file (double click)
(FOR MAC) Open Lightroom and go to the top left corner and click on the Lightroom dropdown (next to file) then preferences.
- There will be a new screen that pulls up. There will be six tabs at the top, click on Presets (second tab)
- Click on the box titled, Show Lightroom Presets Folder.
Double click on Lightroom.
Next double click on Develop Presets Folder.
Copy the contents of the FLORENCE PRESETS, found in your downloads, into the “Develop Presets” folder.
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A fun weekend adventure at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. My fiance Collin, travels every week to Chicago for work and I thought I'd give him a break from traveling home and I'd come to him this weekend and make an adventure out of it. He looked up a few places within driving distance and we decided on Starved Rock State Park, it's about 1.45 hours outside of Chicago, so an easy drive.
The park trails were actually quite the adventure, it had been raining a lot lately so we were sliding everywhere in the mud and towards the end of our hike we got caught in a thunderstorm - this ended up being my favorite part!! It's not a true adventure without getting lost, becoming dirty beyond means and of course just enough danger! So on our way back in the pouring rain I convinced Collin we should cross a bridge that was closed with the words DANGER written on a sign and that this would actually be a short cut - I WAS LOVING IT!
Overall the park is totally worth visiting if you're a drive away, you can spend the entire day running around, getting muddy and seeing people wearing american flag shirts with coyotes faces on them. TRUE LIFE!
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