Autumn Preset coming soon – these images posted to @adriandayphotography all edited using my latest autumn preset – what do you think?

Another image edited in the golden glamour presets !! This new preset has something special ! #presets #adobe

New presets coming soon to Adrian Day Photography

If you’re an Adobe Lightroom user these Single click editing presets will be the perfect starting point for any photographer..

The are just three of the up and coming Adobe Lightroom presets that I’m working on at the moment.

Please if you like these leave me a message and hit follow so that you’re first to see these go live !also please let me know what you think of them be great to hear 🙂

AUTUMN RED PRESET

ASHWOOD SOFT TONE PRESET

GOLDEN GLAMOUR PRESET

NEW LIGHTROOM PRESETS COMING SOON THIS ONE IS AUTUMN RED A BEAUTIFUL WARM RED TONED PRESET

New Lightroom Presets coming soon this one it’s a beautiful desaturated tone the Ashwood Soft Tone Preset

What would you like to learn about photography?

Been a while since I’ve posted a full blog post!

Now you all know I’m first and foremost a photographer .. a portrait and boudoir photographer predominately.. but over the last year I’ve been taking time out to gain skills in landscape and nature photography..

Also having won a number of competition with my landscape work I feel I’m doing pretty well! Like having my work shown at the fujifilm print life stand at the Birmingham photography show.

Fujifilm print life stand !

Now I know I’ve been doing short posts and running this is because I’ve been doing so many things I’ve not had time to do deep messages and long posts!

Well I’ve just started to add to that! Even more!

With a new section to my website and my Adrian Day YouTube channel this is going to be where I post tips, tricks and reviews of photography products and ideas to help all you guys and girls become better photographers and to enjoy the craft and the creative side of the industry.

But before I start posting videos and blog posts about this I would love to hear from others as to what you would like to see! .. I know what I look for but that’s me ! I don’t just want to post what I want to know .. I want to post at the needs of others !

See this could be anything for creative tips like using a prism or coloured lighting. Or it could be what I suggest to be the best lens for portraits or landscapes

It could be that you want to know about editing and how I edit my images using Adobe Lightroom or photoshop.. and what you want to learn specifically like colour toning or black and white conversion

Maybe you only have your phone to take pictures and that’s a perfectly great option as they say “the best camera is the one you have with you!” and want to know the best apps I use to edit the questions are endless!

But please feel free to comment below with your questions and I will write them all down and create future posts to answer your questions !

Also coming soon to help users of lightroom I’m going to start putting together downloadable products Things like brushes for photoshop and presets and Lut’s for both Lightroom and photoshop

These will be priced at silly prices ! So anyone can obtain them on the smallest of budgets to help them grow and learn faster! I currently have over 50 presets from colour to black and white! Ready to go! Just sorting out the website over the next few weeks to make them downloadable for you all!

There is so much more to come ! So if you have read this far please hit the follow button so that you can be notified when I post.. and as I say please leave a comment below if you find this page helpful and have a question you want answering!

Once again thank you everyone for your support and sticking with me over covid months ! It’s much appreciated!

BTW WHEN LEAVING A COMMENT .. YOU DONT NEED TO ADD EMAIL ADDRESS OR OTHER DETAILS BUT PLEASE LEAVE A NAME SO I CAN RELATE THE POST BACK TO YOUR QUESTION.. .. BUT PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BE GREAT TO CONNECT TO YOU ALL!

Lightroom Presets !!! 3 black and white presets for just £1

I’ve been creating a number of presets over the last 5 years that I’ve been using lightroom,

so in my presets folder I have best part of 400 different sorts from black and white to colour, to high key and low key some duo tones and many more.

Ive never really thought that others may actually benefit from what I’ve been creating until today!

So after the eureka moment I thought why not let others buy what has been working for me with my clients but do it for a low price so that even the smallest of budgets could afford them!

So in the next couple of days keep those eyes open ! For the links to my sales page.. the three black and white ones will be the start of many more that will become available on our website! So please give this blog a follow to see notifications of when the hit our store front!

Also head over to our social media pages and click follow there! I post there daily and I’m always very active with my following ! Always replying to those who take the time to comment ! Or send DM’s

This is one of the presets that’s in the black and white preset pack!

Fighting fit during lockdown! Keeping business going as usual

Let me start by saying I know why we are doing this (to save lives) and to help each other to keep going in the future! We need to look after each other!

Lockdown definitely is taking the life out of business

Everyone in the uk and across the would are finding it very hard to keep going

It’s a fight we live every day but so much more when in a lockdown situation. Government officials say that photographers are a non essential business! But documenting life and the situation we are all in I feel we are essential

There isn’t any reason that we can’t keep going we can shoot from a distance more than that of a school teacher or a shop worker!

We are creating works and we can do that on location out in the streets and out in the middle of nowhere and we can still keep everything safe yet still keep our family provided for! And also still put money into the big government fun pot!

It’s seems that yet again it’s going to be a few works of keeping the website up and working on the jobs that are needed in the background! Things like web design, learning new editing techniques, learning how to create BTS videos with the new products we have just had delivered!

You may not know it but being a photographer it’s not just about doing taking pictures ! There is a long list of things that need doing, to keep business going !

  1. Admin
  2. Editing
  3. Learning the latest technologies
  4. Advertising
  5. Keeping up with social media
  6. Replying to everyone and keeping visible to potential clients
  7. Meeting with clients
  8. Sending out products and prints
  9. Creating photo books
  10. Sending out images for publications
  11. And that’s just to start!

One of the latest posts up on Instagram, this one is a fun shot we did for model Stephanie

Check out Stephanie and jack on my page along with many others

This ones an edit of jacks shoot! We love working with new models and helping the get their first take of what it takes to be a model

Adobe colour grade on jacks portrait includes my opinion haha

The difference that the new colour grade tool is making on images is outstanding

It’s possible that Adobe have created something will set it apart from other leading editing suits

I’ve used a number of editing tools over the years and I’ve kind of got bored with the same old ideas that everything needs to be photoshopped!

It’s such a misconception! I’ve been doing that get it right in camera and just do the basic of edit in lightroom

Now I’m a Sony shooter and to make life simple I use the send to phone Sony standard app that sends it in Raw and can be finished while out on location!

This works for so many reasons if you’re with a client and you want them to see the way the finished work is but don’t want to take a laptop /charger / leads and everything else including the kitchen sink ! Lightroom cc mobile it’s perfect and the great part is that as soon as you edit in the app it’s loading to the laptop in the studio!

Talk about the perfect mix ! Lightroom and Sony should join forces and do a deal that puts sony and Adobe users together at a great price!

Below are a couple of edits of jack

Saved out after colour grading and then returned to edit to black and white but to still have the graded mono look!
Colour graded image this to me has something a little different ! Have to say I really like the portrait of jack!

Find the images of jack on our social media pages ! Feel free to head over and show it some love! While you’re there hit the follow button I post every day! And I’m interactive with my followers ! Jacks post on Instagram

NEW SERIES HOW I CREATED THE SHOT

New series starts Saturday the 7th and will pop up every Saturday around mid day!

If you’re interested in learning how I got the shots, give the blog a follow! And if you know others who may like it share to social media we just want to help others see and learn from what we do!

How I created the shot!

LATEST INSTAGRAM POSTS

WE HAVE BEEN POSTING A LOT OF NEW WORK TO INSTAGRAM THIS WEEK TAKE A LOOK AT THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE WHATS STANDING OUT

Trying out the new grading tool in Adobe Lightroom

Is anyone else loving the new colour grading tool in Adobe Lightroom mobile?

Or is it just me?

This latest update is pretty great ! In my opinion being able to adjust the four main tones of an image really can help set off an image.

This is the image before adding in colour grading
This is the image after colour grading just a little pop

Adding in colours to the Global, highlights, midtones & shadows really makes the image pop ! I found it even helps when changing an image to black and white after sending the image to photo shop

This is the black and white version posted up on Adrian day photography Instagram Post pop over and take a look I really love the way it looks in black and white nearly as much as the colour !

What do you all think about the new tool ? Have you tried it yet?!