Announcing New Lightroom Presets – Stuck in Customs

Announcing New Lightroom Presets

New Lightroom Presets

I really privately announced the Trey’s Lightroom Presets last week, but they are leaking out there in every direction, so it seems strange to keep it a secret here on the blog any more! This is the first time I’ve ever released any Lightroom Presets, and I think you’ll be very happy.

I notice that some people are posting thumbnails of their own creations on the presets page in the comments. Others are +@mentioning me on various social networks so i can have a look at their creations. I’ve run these through a ton of my own photos, so it’s great to see how they interact with other people’s photos too.

Before and After Image using Trey’s HDR Lightroom Preset

The “after” image was made with just one click of Trey’s HDR Lightroom Presets. What a dramatic difference!


Daily Photo – Our Galaxy over Queenstown

I took this photo on the evening of the Aurora Australis a few weeks ago. I came up with (BY ACCIDENT!) a new way of orienting the Milky Way so it goes straight up and down. Really, in the sky, it is a little bit tilted to the right. Anyway, here’s the trick.

When you take the photo, have your camera tilted to the left a bit. Then, when you crop later in Photoshop, turn on the “Perspective” checkbox and drag over the upper left corner until it is parallel with the Milky Way. Only people that are good at visualizing photoshop can understand what I am saying here… but I hope it helps!

Next time, I will do this trick by taking the tilted-photo on purpose! 🙂

Our Galaxy over Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-07-15 08:17:15
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias