Before You Buy

Hi and welcome!
Please read all the information carefully especially if it’s first time buying or dealing with presets. (I don’t have a team of people helping me run the blog and I believe 90% of unhappy customers can be avoided if everyone took their time to read the section below before making the purchase so they know what they are buying ;-) Hope it helps!
 
What are presets?
Presets are nothing more than ‘filters’ available for Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is a professional coloring program for photographers all around the world who use the software to create a certain look for their photos. It’s called coloring for a reason - the program gives you unlimited possibilities of changing any colors in the photo to your liking. These presets are the exact ones I use on my photos and yes, I only use Lightroom not Photoshop to color my photos. Even though both Mobile and Desktop presets are one-click presets, you will need to adjust exposure, contrast and saturation to your liking and or to match the settings of your camera. This is completely normal and the more you grow as a photographer, just like with any other art, you start developing your own look for your photos. If you are still not 100% sure how to tweak the settings, make sure you watch my youtube tutorial.
What’s the difference between normal presets and mobile ones?
‘Normal’ standard presetsare compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic. Please familiarise yourself with the program before purchase and double check your computer would be compatible to run it (all the recent computers will be, however if you have an old computer, please download the program first before purchase. Lightroom desktop requires a monthly subscription of $15 and only work on desktop, not mobile so the presets bought for desktop will not work on your phone.
Mobile presetsare compatible with Lightroom app available on iTunes for iPhones and Google Play for Andorid. It’s a FREE app and does not require a monthly subscription. After a short set up, you’ll be able to switch between filters just like in VSCO.
How to install mobile presets?
You will get instructions for how to install the presets in your email. In case it gets lost, there are detailed instructions at the bottom of this page.
Should I get Mobile or Desktop presets? Who are the presets for?
Desktop presets are perfect for those who want to take their photography to a whole new level. It doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be a professional photographer to use them - but if you want to step up your photography and your instagram, I believe that it’s necessary to learn about the process and take advantage of the tools used by the best photographers out there.
If your love affair with photography is still young and you only use phone for taking photos, mobile presets will do just fine ;-)
Who are the presets not for?
If photography is not your passion OR you are happy with the way your photos look right now, you barely take any photos or don’t feel comfortable adjusting the presets to match your own style - give them a pass.
Why are they presets not free? Don’t you love your followers Aggie?
I love you tribe more than you will ever know. I care like a crazy person and value you more than money. You have had and will always have access to my photos, blog posts, videos completely free of charge, I hope you found some value in at least some of my work. 
I also try to do as little sponsored content as possible, not because I don’t like money or no one approaches me (quite the opposite actually) but because I respect you attention and time and money and would rather spend my own money to show you a place I genuinely think you should visit vs get paid to show you somewhere or something that might not be of value to you. It’s easy to judge other influencers that do a lot of sponsored work, but it’s the only way we can survive and keep doing what you are following us for.
While I tried to make as affordable for my followers as possible, I also needed to keep in mind that the presets are not a necessity for anyone to live their best life, they are a tool to improve your photography skills in hopes you will be able to soon be paid for your work. 
Presets created by influencers are often used by professional photographers and brands who make money from taking and delivering photos for thousands and thousands of dollars. On top of that, it takes years of photography experience to be able to create a good preset. As a photographer, once you perfected your signature look, you don’t really want to share it with other photographers in a fear they will copy your look and your photos won’t be as unique anymore. 
With that said, my presets are priced at what I think is a fair payment for my work.
Are these the exact presets you use for Travel In Her Shoes photos?
Yes, these are the exact presets I created and have used on all of my photos on my feed.
Will my photos get that Travel in Her Shoes look? What will influence the final outcome of the preset?
Let’s talk about what affects the look of a photo first:
  • Location (sky has a different colour in Bora Bora vs Finland, forest in Switzerland will look different than the Amazon jungle even though they are both green)
  • Lighting (indoor/outdoor, time of the day, time of the year, angle of the sun, clouds/no clouds)
  • Camera (Canon, Sony and Nikon all give their photos slightly different colours. On top of that, photos from Canon 6d will look slightly different than photos from Canon 1DX)
  • Lens (Sigma Art lenses vs Canon, Nikon - same thing)
  • Camera Settings (how you set your ISO, whether you shoot your photo under or overexposed)
  • Skin Tones (everyone has a different skin tone - I get very orange skin using other people’s presets - you might find my skin tones might not work with yours)
  • Whether you shoot in RAW or JPEG ( I’m explaining the difference later)
There are so many variables that even if you went back to the same location, used the same camera and then applied the same preset, the chances are the lighting and time of the day will be different and hence you will have to adjust the photo. It’s totally normal so while I am sharing with you the exact presets I use - I do tweak almost every photo depending on what it needs even after matching the perfect preset. With that said, you are purchasing the way I like my photos to look like. If you see the world slightly different, please be ready to tweak the presets to your own liking. 
Are they the only presets I will ever need?
No, but the chances are the presets will be a good start for you to develop your own and create your own look!
How do I make the best of the presets? 
Make sure you shoot your photos in RAW. Test as many presets are possible and if something is still not quiet right, start playing around starting from exposure, then saturation and temperature.
How are these presets different than other available on the market?
First of all, I created them myself from scratch. Second - I don’t use Photoshop, so all the photos you see on my feed were coloured in Lightroom so they are the exact presets I use on my feed. 
Are the presets compatible with photoshop?
These presets are for Lightroom only.
What happens if I don’t like the presets?
All sales are final. If you are not happy with the presets, send me a photo and I’ll edit it to show how to navigate them better.

AFTER YOU PURCHASE THE PRESETS

DESKTOP

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6 & CC PRESETS FOR WINDOWS

  1. Open Lightroom
  2. Go to: Edit • Preferences • Presets
  3. Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  4. Double click on Lightroom
  5. Double click on Develop Presets
  6. Copy the folder(s) of your presets into the Develop Presets folder
  7. Restart Lightroom

HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6 & CC PRESETS FOR MAC

  1. Open Lightroom
  2. Go to: Lightroom (Dialogue) • Preferences • Presets
  3. Click on the box titled: Show Lightroom Presets Folder
  4. Double click on Lightroom
  5. Double click on Develop Presets
  6. Copy the folder(s) of your presets into Develop Presets folder
  7. Restart Lightroom

OR JUST DRAG AND DROP THEM ONTO THE LIGHTROOM APP ICON TO INSTALL – THE LAZY WAY 😉

 

MOBILE

YOU WILL GET A DETAILED GUIDE WITH PICTURES IN YOUR EMAIL WHEN YOU PURCHASE MOBILE PRESETS. YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER TO SET THEM UP, BUT NO SPECIFIC PROGRAM NECESSARY.