Mastin Labs Review!

Mastin Labs Review!

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  • February 9, 2015
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Hi friends! I get a lot of questions asking how I edit my photos. The answer is: It’s different every time. Yes, I’m sure that response isn’t helpful, and frankly pretty irritating, but it’s the best answer I can give without writing you a novel. I aim to reflect a consistent editing style throughout my work but, depending on what I want/need a particular batch of photos to look like, my editing process switches up here and there. Editing a photograph is simply a matter of personal preference and, despite what your art teacher told you in 9th grade, there’s no wrong way to go about it. One particular style I love is a very simple, clean, almost film-like look. Now, unless you’re shooting with actual film this look can be pretty difficult to achieve OR you can use Mastin Labs for Lightroom and ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and it’s a breeze! Below I have a comparison of a RAW underexposed (not very pretty) image next to an image I’ve edited almost entirely in ACR with the Mastin Labs Portra 400 preset. I would say it doesn’t look exactly like real film, but it’s close so I’m a happy camper. Disclaimer: Like all presets you will absolutely have to tweak your white balance, exposure, contrast, etc… to get the photo just right. I’ve had the Mastin Labs presets for over a year and wouldn’t say I use them every day, but they are really beautiful and can be extremely helpful. If you love film I highly recommend this product. Happy editing, everybody! I’ll share some more of my tips and tricks soon!


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