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Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers

Lightroom 5 Presets for Music Photographers

Adobe Lightroom 5 includes some amazing new features, all streamlined to facilitate a quicker, more effective workflow for photographers.

For the first time, I’ve packaged together 10 of my most sought after presets and they are now available to purchase right here for only 2 bucks via a quick, easy payment with Paypal.

Sure, these presets are not ONLY for music photographers, I’m positive lots of other photographers will find them handy too!

All 10 presets were created in Adobe Lightroom 5, so no process updating is necessary :)

The download contains the following Lightroom 5 Presets: Erpla, Happenin’ Style,
Cat McPherson, BW Weapon, Mooga, Darn It, The K-Mart Kid, Kendra’s Letter,
People Are Dying
and Put Your Helmet On.

Hover your mouse over the images below to see each in action.

1. Erpla
Here’s a great preset that I come back to from time to time – it works well when there is a great deal of variety in colours throughout an image. Check how it creates a smooth, overall tonality to this example.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

2. Happenin’ Style
I use this preset on flat images that lack any real contrast or pop. I love how the shadows are super punchy with this one.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

3. Cat McPherson
Here’s a preset with a silly name, but they say you remember silly things more than normal. I do anyway! I use tweaks of this preset ALL THE TIME. It’s gold, gold, gold! You will more than likely have to tweak the black clipping to suit your own image, depending on how much detail there is/isn’t in your shadows. Also remove the vignette if your image doesn’t require it.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

4. BW Weapon
Black & White Lightroom presets: I can never have enough of them!! Each have their pros and cons: some don’t allow anywhere near enough contrast and the resulting image looks more like someone has dragged coal over paper than a work of photographic genius, others simply desaturate all colour from the image – brilliant for some instances, but not all. BW Weapon leaves enough detail in the shadows while highlighting minor contrasts such as different shades of skin, hair definition etc.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

5. Mooga
Pulling detail out of heavy shadowed areas is not easy. If you simply decrease the blacks you introduce a lot of noise and lose loads of contrast. Mooga compensates for this just nicely. I use this preset with images that contain little or no detail in the shadows.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

6. Darn It
A nice, dirty b/w preset that introduces just the right amount of grain to your image.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

7. The K-Mart Kid
You know when the stage lighting really sucks for the first three songs, but then once you’ve put your gear away and are enjoying the show, everything steps up ten notches? The spotties come on, gelled, rotating rear facing cans and smoke machines creates a sense of depth behind the drummer and massive LED panels stretched the width of the entire stage blink to life, displaying vivid, epic images? It’s right about then that I’m thinking this preset will work well later to bring something back to these otherwise drab shooting conditions.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

8. Kendra’s Letter
I really love how this preset gives pop to an otherwise flat image, bringing out waaaaay more detail, particularly in the shadows.

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

9. People Are Dying
Sometimes you will want to spice things up a little, create something on a totally different scope to what you may be used to – this preset gives an old time feel to the image, perfect for this performance!

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

10. Put Your Helmet On
Saved the best for last! As rock n’ roll photographers it’s pretty unanimous to say we HATE red lighting!! Dealing with red in post is a royal pain in the ass!! Not anymore, this totally schwenken preset pulls the reds and replaces them with more natural looking skin tones. That’s worth the 2 bucks on it’s own!

Lightroom 5 Presets For Music Photographers from http://www.bjwok.com

NB: Tweak those sliders to suit your own images and needs, these presets should be used as a starting point for your workflow only!

Installation instructions:
(also included as a text file in the download)

    1. Download the zip file bjwokLR5Presets.zip to your desktop, or wherever your downloads download to on your machine.
    2. Unzip the zip file by double clicking it.
    3. The folder named bjwok.com_Lightroom5Presets should now be unzipped and on your desktop (or wherever you downloaded it to!)
    4. Open Lightroom 5 and from the “Lightroom” menu (top left hand of your screen), choose Lightroom –> Preferences.
    5. Within the dialogue box that opens, choose the “Presets” tab (second from the left).
    6. Click “Show Lightroom Presets Folder…
      IMPORTANT:
    7. From within the “Lightroom” folder that opened as a result of clicking on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder…” in step 6, navigate to the “Develop Presets” folder.
    8. Drag, paste or copy (whichever you like) the entire folder you downloaded and unzipped in Steps 1 and 2 above into the “Develop Presets” folder.
    9. Restart Lightroom 5
    10. Go to the Develop module and you will now have bjwok.com_Lightroom5Presets available in the Presets column on the left.
  • http://meatspin.com bryan

    Benon,

    I thought come on why is this cat trying to sell presets in a program – surely people could fiddle and get this themselves it is all in the program right>?
    I am tempted to buy the presets and see how the work on my not paid for lr. Unfortunately the only band shots i have are on my phone.
    But dude these are awesome – great examples of how they can make pictures come to life.

    • BJWOK

      Hey Bryan :)

      Sure man, anyone can tweak and find their own effective workflow in LR, but these 10 presets are a great way to start that process. For me anyway!

      Any gig I shoot that is heavy on the red lighting (most of them!) always gets a walk through with “Put Your Helmet On” – I think it’s worth the 2 bucks for that preset alone!

  • Martin Lewis

    Hey Benon,
    thanks for the presets. I really like them and have been using them avidly. You are not charging enough for them dude. See you on the road sometime.

    • BJWOK

      Thanks Martin :)

      Glad you’ve enjoyed them. I try to price them lower than average as I would like a lot of people to have access to them.

      Hopefully see you on The Answer tour!

  • Sal

    Make a purchase and tried to download the presets but was unable to get the download started.

    • BJWOK

      Hi Sal,

      Thanks for the purchase and message. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the download. I’ll re-send the link for you :) check your email in 5.

      Benon

  • Clare

    Hey, I can find everything but an actual download button…?

    • Clare

      Found it! I didn’t realize it was in an email, Thanks… I’m off to have a play, I’ll let you know how I get on :)

      • BJWOK

        Awesome! Was just going to post that it is in the email :) Glad you found it ok. Let me know how you go.
        Benon

  • Miguel Moreira

    Hey Benon,

    Make a purchase and tried to download the presets but only received the receipt from paypal… need same help!
    Thanks

    • BJWOK

      Hi Miguel,

      What email address did you use for the purchase?

      Benon

  • http://www.kirafetting.com Kira Fetting

    These are fantastic! Thank you so much. As a starter-outterer photographer you’re website has been hugely informative and inspirational! Looking forward to putting your tips and tools into practice :)

    • BJWOK

      Thanks for the lovely words Kira :) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with when you’ve used them! Make sure you post a link to examples!

  • http://www.savetonight.com.au Mitch

    Hello BJWORK

    Love the look of these presets

    I just purchased them and had the same problem (received the receipt, but not the email for the download)

    My email is mpl_@hotmail.co.uk

    Regards
    Mitch

    • BJWOK

      Hey Mitch,

      Cheers for the purchase and for the message mate.

      I resent the payment receipt – the link for download is within it :)

      Check your spam folder if you don’t receive it?

      Let me know either way…

      B

      • http://www.savetonight.com.au Mitch

        Just had another look and for some reason the email never came through again, and I checked the spam and trash can incase of them being within those two folders, but there is no sign of it at all!

        Regards
        Mitch

        • BJWOK

          hmmm, let’s work this out. what email address did you enter with your order?

          • http://www.savetonight.com.au Mitch

            Ahhh I have figured it out
            I was using the mail app on my mac, and it didn’t receive through there

            I checked through hotmail itself and it was in a junk folder in there

            The download was expired, so any chance of resending for a third time sorry, and I will go through hotmail to retrieve it again

            Regards
            Mitch

            • BJWOK

              Crap, I just saw this Mitch and am hoping you got the link working ok?

              In the case you didn’t I’ve resent it now for you.

              Apologies for the delay mate :(

  • BJWOK

    No sweat man, will re-send for you now :)

    Not sure if you’re running Mavericks, but I’ve heard there are known issues with POP mail on the Mail app :(

    • http://www.savetonight.com.au Mitch

      The link is still saying it is expired on the current email, its very weird!

      • BJWOK

        so odd man! i’m baffled but will send again until you get it sorted! make sure your junk mail is cleared (if it’s still going to the junk folder)

  • Nancy

    Benon, do these work on Lightroom 3 or 4, or do they only work on Lightroom 5?
    Thanks!

    • BJWOK

      Hey Nancy,

      I have not personally tried them in any version of LR below 5 so I cannot say for certain.

      Hope this helps somewhat!

      Benon

  • http://n/a Mike Murray

    Benon,
    I paid for the presets and forwarded the link to my work email (the one above).
    Now the link says I have “reached my download limit for this link”???
    I have not even started yet….
    My email on theh payment was mjmurray@telus.net
    Hmmmmm

    • BJWOK

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for the purchase and the message.

      You will have to download from the original link, once you have downloaded the presets you can then then install them on as many machines as you like.

      I’ll resend the original link for you mate :)

      Benon

  • http://heavenlyvision1.com Susan Fry

    Hi There,
    Great presets! I know the heading is LR 5. Will they work in other versions?
    If not,do you have any available for LR3? I know I need to update soon! Lol
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan :)

    • BJWOK

      Hey Susan,

      Haven’t tried them in LR 3 myself so cannot guarantee they will work EXACTLY the same. Some of the sliders in LR 3 are different to those in LR 5 so there’s that to consider…

      Let me know how you go :)

      Benon

  • Joe

    Paid with Paypal but haven’t received an email with the download. Checked Spam folder too, nothing.

    • BJWOK

      Hey Joe (always wanted to say that btw… hehehe)

      Looks like you used uppercase in your email, I changed all to lowercase and re-sent.

      Please let me know you got the link ok?

      Benon

  • Hatta

    Hi Benon,

    Just purchased for the presets, but I haven’t got the email for download..

    My email is hatta.halim777@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Hatta

    • BJWOK

      Hey Hatta,

      Have re-sent the email with the link, please let me know you received it all good :)

      Benon

  • Neil

    Hi, Same here, just purchased the presets but it was said that “Sorry, Trouble receiving payment receipt” I have a screenshot to share if you want. (Paypal address and the one provided here is the same…)
    Could you send me the link ?
    Many thanks

    • BJWOK

      Hey Neil, just resent the link for you :)

      Can you let me know you received it and everything is ok?

      cheers,

      Benon

      • Neil

        Hi Benon,
        Thanks for the reply, but I got nothing. If you can send it back it would be great. I used “moulagern@gmail.com” for Paypal, but could you send it again to “pitoresk@free.fr” just in case Gmail spam filters did something wrong…;-)
        Many thanks !
        N.

  • lori walker

    Just purchased your presets and have to agree, too cheap. These are so beautifully done! Thank you so much.

    I am new to Lightroom and am learning a lot of how to tweak the settings of everything involved, so I truly appreciate the work you did on these!

    I tried a few photos to see what all could occur with use of the preset as a standalone and it’s wonderful.

    Thank you!

    Lori

    • BJWOK

      Hey Lori,

      Thanks for the lovely words and support. I’m hearing a definite call for upping the cost on my presets.

      However, for the current release of LR I these presets will stay at 2 bucks, so spread the word and nab them while you can!

      Thanks again for your very nice comments. Have fun with the presets!

      Benon

  • Phillip

    Hey just purchased your presets and I have a paypal confirmation but nothing else came. Could you please send to birdog12345@yahoo.com ? The aol address on my pay pal I rarely use due to these types of filter issues. Thanks!

    • bjwok

      Hey Phillip, no probs mate. What was the email address you actually used to purchase with? I’ll go in and amend it manually to the updated birdog one for you :)

  • Laurene

    Hi I have purchased the presets in January 28th and paid Paypal. My computer hard drive crashed and I lost everything. Could you please send me a new copy please? Also, I have just wrote to your sales service for a bill. I hope it is possible. Cheers.

    • bjwok

      Hi Laurene, what was the email address you used for the purchase?

  • Sorrowdy

    I also have purchased the presets just now and have no link to download, I wrote about it also on your FB page and added a screenshot about payment, please send me the link to teseractphotos@gmail.com, thank you very much.

    • bjwok

      Hi Sorrowdy, thanks for the purchase and the messages :) Sorry you had trouble with the download link :(

      What was the email address you purchased with and what date did you purchase on? I can search through the previous purchases and manually send the link that way…

      • Sorrowdy

        Hi, the email address is teseractphotos@gmail.com and date is July 21, 2014

        • bjwok

          Thanks Sorrowdy, have now sent to you :) cheers for the patience!

  • Michael Bartylla

    Great presets. Thank you so much for your great work.

  • Dave

    Where is the Download link? Do you email the link or what? Paypal redirected back to your website however no link was there to download it.

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Weird Dave. I’m getting a lot of people with similar errors. Might be time to change my backend download hosting :( Worked flawlessly for a while but more and more people are reporting similar issues to what you had.

      I checked the backend and your order hadn’t captured your email address, so I manually entered it and resent the purchase receipt which will contain the download link.

      Please let me know you got it ok this time! :)

  • Rob

    Same here – just purchased, but no download link :( Awesome site!

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Apologies Rob, you look like you’re having the same issue Dave had. I have manually entered your email address and resent the receipt which contains the download link. Let me know you got it ok!

      • Rob

        All good! Email has come through! Thanks for sorting it so quickly :) Now, time to give them a try!

        • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

          Sweetness :) Pleasure mate. Have fun!

  • Sheila

    Same here! what do I do now?

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Sorry Sheila, you’re in the same boat as Rob and Dave below. Baffled why all of a sudden the backend is capturing email addresses. Oh well, I also manually went in and added yours and have resent the receipt which contains the download link. Thanks for your patience :) Enjoy the presets!

      • Sheila

        Thanks! Great presets!

  • Hans-Willi

    Hi Benon,
    just purchased your presets. But there is no download link on your web site, paypal redirects me. I have read here, that there are many more people with the same problem and I hope you can help me too.

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Hey Hans-Willi, thanks mate. Same thing as below. I resent your order manually as your email address was not captured initially :( cheers mate!

      • Hans-Willi

        Thanks for your fast answer, Benon.
        But I did not get the email with the download link.

        • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

          Just tried again mate, let me know if you got it this time :)

          • Hans-Willi

            Hey, it works. The link just arrived! :-)
            A great thank you for your efforts.
            Have a nice day.

            • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

              Perfect!! Glad to hear :)

  • Luca Pedonese

    Same problem! Can’t see download

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Hey Luca, can you send me your purchase receipt to info@bjwok.com?

  • Patronized

    Also for me. Paid but no love.

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Hey Patronized, can you send me your purchase receipt to info@bjwok.com?

  • Jacob

    Didn’t get the goods! Could you please email them to me manually?

    • BJWOK

      Just resent Jacob :) Let me know you got them!

  • Erica

    hey same problem didn’t recieve link via email. can you resend?

  • Adam

    Bought the package but there is no download link. Can you send via email?

    Thanks!

    • BJWOK

      Cheers Adam,

      All fixed and resent :)

      cheers for the support mate.

      Benon

  • Brandon Queen

    I did not receive and download link! I kinda need to edit some concert photos! Can you resend it to me please!

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Hey mate, just resent for you :) (p.s. apologies for the delay – been on a 2 day shoot)

      Enjoy the presets!

  • Stavros

    I did not receive the download link! I kinda need to edit some concert photos!

    • http://www.bjwok.com bjwok

      Hey mate, just resent for you :)