Lightroom presets available for a limited time

Over the past few months I’ve been getting an increased number of requests to explain how I edit my photographs. While I’d love to hold one-on-one sessions where I take people through my process, time is the last thing I can do away with at the moment. So instead, I’m offering (for a limited time) my Adobe Lightroom Presets.

Here’s the deal. You select 3 photos from my archive. I send you each of the presets I used for those exact photos. I’ll add small digital versions of the before and after. All for a modest $50.

While I don’t see the point of just using someone else’s presets (at least I never have). I can see how going through three different ones might be instructional enough for anyone to get a pretty good idea of what I’m doing — at least good enough idea to tweak it and adapt it to your own aesthetics.

Art and science are a strange coupling. Of the many human disciplines, could there be two that seem more divergent? The artist employs image and metaphor; the scientist uses number and equation. Art encompasses an imaginative realm of aesthetic qualities; science exists in a world of crisply circumscribed mathematical relationships between quantifiable properties. Traditionally, art has created illusions meant to elicit emotion; science has been an exact science that made sense…

Yet, despite what appear to be irreconcilable differences, there is one fundamental feature that solidly connects these disciplines. Revolutionary art and visionary science are both investigations into the nature of reality. .. While their methods differ radically, artists and scientists share the desire to investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together. This is the common ground upon which they meet.

Leonard Shlain on integrating wonder and wisdom (instead of science/scientist he uses physics/physicists) via Brain Pickings.

dragondookie asked:

Greetings, Eduardo! In your more recently released work (e.g., "scout d. / bloomington, indiana / june, 2014", "emily p . / ballerina at the jacobs school of music / bloomington, indiana / june, 2014", et cetera), how often are you using the light modifiers (e.g., reflectors)? If you don't use them, what do you look for to get the best light? And what do you avoid to bypass the worst light? Thank you for your time, Eduardo!

Hei there, thanks for the question. I don’t use light modifiers. I really don’t use anything other than the camera. And I’m not looking for anything in specific. I’m looking at the person and looking at how the light travels and feels. I move around. I ask them to move around. It usually doesn’t work. I keep trying. They keep moving. Then, every once in a while it feels good. Then it disappears. There’s no formula. Every different day of the season the weather changes the light and every day and every minute of the day how it comes through the window changes as well, so you just have to keep your eyes open.