Fujifilm Ambassador releases his Lightroom preset collection for free

Aug 12, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Fujifilm Ambassador releases his Lightroom preset collection for free

Aug 12, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Fuji’s line of X cameras are well known for their great colour. They’re ability to simulate classic films like Velvia and Provia gives photographers what they want straight out of the camera. As such, there’s little to really do to them in post. Some photographers, though, still want to have a little more flexibility.

Fujfilm X-Photographer Samuel Zeller is one such photographer. He’s shot X-mount cameras for several years and developed a number of Lightroom presets along the way. These help him complete his look to give him exactly what he needs. Now, he’s released 10 of them to the public, completely free.

The presets were designed to enhance the colours from Fuji’s files. They will, however, also work with any other camera that Lightroom supports. It won’t make it look like it was shot with  film or with a Fuji X camera, but they still offer very interesting looks.

Remember, though, as Samuel says, “A preset is just a base, it’s not a one-click-make-my-picture-good”. So, don’t expect them to be a magic bullet.

You can download the presets on Samuel’s website. More presets are expected to come soon, and Samuel has a mailing list so you can keep updated. Subscription is not required for download.

Have you tried out Samuel’s presets yet? What camera are you using them with? What other presets do you use? Or do you make your own? Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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8 responses to “Fujifilm Ambassador releases his Lightroom preset collection for free”

  1. Matt Owen Avatar
    Matt Owen

    I use the SLR Lounge preset system. Two or three clicks, a minute or two of tweaking, and it’s ready for detailed adjustments. There are film emulations in there as well, but I generally don’t use them.

  2. TheInconvenientRuth Avatar
    TheInconvenientRuth

    Thank you, Samuel. I’ll try them out this weekend. Ice Blue looks good.

  3. Eddie Avatar
    Eddie

    DxO OP9 – shadows enhancement – contrast – ready to go!

  4. Vortex Avatar
    Vortex

    yawn….

  5. Tim Knecht Avatar
    Tim Knecht

    This defies any Logic…

  6. Bob Lee Avatar
    Bob Lee

    Hi Samuel. Love the presets. Thanks for sharing your skills. Fantastic

  7. Diego Castillo Avatar
    Diego Castillo

    Gustavo Febres