Cape May Astrophotography Presets
Unique presets developed from photos taken in Cape May during our workshop! These will work in Lightroom or in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop.
Like all presets, there's a chance it will be one click and done, but I suggest using them as a foundation to give your editing a kickstart. After applying a preset, try making changes to various adjustments to see how it impacts your image.
A few notes about the presets:
I varied some of the key settings so hopefully there will a preset to get you start whether your image is a bit on the darker side or if you exposed to the right with the help of Moonlight or a fast aperture.
If you like the overall look from a specific preset, but the brightness of your image is off, you can start by adjusting the Exposure adjustment.
The presets have some noise reduction turned on that should work as a pretty good starting point.
Whether your adjusting the presets or editing from a blank slate, make sure you're not too heavy handed with any one adjustment. If you're unsure, give it a few and come back with fresh eyes.
I know we covered a whole lot of ground over the course of the workshop, so I hope these will get you started in your editing journey and help dial in your own unique style while helping pull out detail throughout your image.
Installation: I included screenshots to help install in both Photoshop and Lightroom.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy them!