Choosing a color palette in photography is a very particular and individual task. In essence, a strictly subjective but what is not is the way that Really Nice Images and their family of presets emulates various films. I’ve used a few film presets in the past, including VSCO and a few others, and just recently discovered the “Iconic Film” presets for Lightroom and I’ve been blown away at the level of detail and fine tuning they have been able to achieve with their film emulations. As a curious person that I am, I immediately forked a few presets and made them my own. Like anything else in photography, I tell you to make it your own whether its presets or post processing. “Fork” them, play with them, move sliders, and play with the tonal curves until you get to a final look. Presets are meant to be used as a starting point or approximation towards an end vision. With that said, below is a gallery I’ve prepared and I’m quite happy with the results.

For the readers of this blog, the guys from Really Nice Images have given me a coupon to share with you all for a 20% discount of their premiere Lightroom film preset package called “All Film the ultimate package. This package is composed of three parts:

  • Iconic Films ― includes 21 films
  • Faded Films ― includes 20 films
  • Essential toolkit ― presets to add and reduce grain, vignettes, frames, and more

I absolutely love the film look and will be using them exclusively from now on. Use the coupon code → stillsummer and save 20% off.

All photographs by Jorge Ledesma ― Ricoh GR ― click on the images to view as a gallery