After years of people asking me how I edit my portraits, I've decided to release the custom Lightroom presets that I've developed for various lighting styles. These presets are designed to give your images that special POP that so many photographers and their clients lust for.


  • Reset All

  • Clarity

  • Clarity +

  • Clarity ++

  • Clarity +++

  • Clarity Reset

  • Shadows +

  • Shadows ++

  • Shadows +++

  • Shadows Reset

  • Contrast

  • Contrast +

  • Contrast ++

  • Contrast +++

  • Contrast Reset

  • Grain

  • Grain +

  • Grain ++

  • Grain +++

  • Grain Reset


  • Focus Light (BW)

  • Focus Dark (BW)

  • Charcoal (BW)

  • Ultimate Contrast (BW)

  • Push & Pull (Color)


The examples below are what happens when you apply the presets to a RAW file. None of the examples below have had any additional retouching or adjustments. 

I want you to see what these presets do with a single click.



Often my "go-to" preset for my B&W studio work. A perfect blend of highlight and shadow for low key portraits.

Fuji X-Pro2 + XF 56mm f/1.2R

Fuji X-Pro2 + XF 56mm f/1.2R


Designed to be used outdoors with overcast light, this preset creates beautifully soft transitions while maintaining full contrast.

Fuji X-T1 + XF 56mm f/1.2 APD

Nikon D800 + 24-70mm f/2.8


Perfect for portraits shot with hard light, outdoor or in studio, with the perfect balance of highlight and shadow detail.

Nikon D800 + Sigma ART 50mm f/1.4

Nikon D800 + 85mm f/1.8G


I created this preset over 5 years ago, and every color image I've shot since that day has been processed with it.
It creates the ultimate in dynamic range, pushing the shadows and pulling the highlights to maintain a perfect balance.
Works equally well with landscapes and portraits. Expose for the highlights and let this preset do the rest.

Fuji X-Pro2 + XF 35mm f/2

Fuji X-Pro2 + XF 35mm f/2