I never used to use presets for my post processing, both because I felt that it would be too easy to fall into a habit of ‘editing lazily’ as I called it, and also because I hadn’t found any that I loved.
As a digital photographer that appreciates the look that film photography creates, I had dabbled with other film presets before but still not obsessed enough over any to make the switch and invest. As I began to focus more on weddings towards the end of 2014, I came to the realization that presets were a beautiful thing when it comes to the entire editing process and editing speed…I quickly learned that there was quite the difference in the amount of time it takes to edit a portrait session versus a 10 hour wedding day with all types of images shot in different circumstances…In sometimes challenging lighting. While on a rushed schedule. In varying lighting from shot to shot…while all trying to make a cohesive set of images. So the hunt began.
Anddd BOOM. A couple of months ago I found Mastin Labs and I will never look back. These presets legit blew my mind and after first buying the Fuji Pack, it didn’t take long for me to purchase the Portra and Ilford. They make everything, just so, easy.
Besides the epic presets themselves, investing in Mastin Labs also grants you access to an amazing community of likeminded artists who are conveniently all in a user group on facebook, ready to bounce ideas off of, ask advice from, and just share your rad film lookin’ shots.
That’s what I did with this set of styled bridal boudoir images I shot before Valentines Day, and when they reached out and asked me to share along with a review it was a no brainer. :)
Thank you to Ciera, my forever muse for letting me wrap you in tulle and crown you with roses, you’re the best!