On the third Tuesday of every month, I lead a free camera club at our church (Mt. Pleasant Church, Beaver County). We learn fun photography tips and occasionally shoot sessions at my homestead (35 acres, woods, trails and many great shooting locations). Anyone and everyone is welcome, let me know if you’d like to be added to our Facebook group for updates on events.

Often times I create new presets when editing. For this session, I created a preset that slightly desaturates the image and adds split toning for a vintage look.

I’ve decided to make this preset available for free, but please understand that I created it using Nikon RAW images. You may need to slightly adjust a few settings (maybe temperature or exposure) to get it to work well with your images. Enjoy!

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Nikon D700
70-200mm f/2.8 lens @102mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
ISO 1250 f/2.8

Shooting mode: aperture priority
Metering mode: evaluative/pattern
Focus points: single
Focus mode: one-shot

This photo was taken on September 15th at 6:34pm.

I choose ISO 1250 because they were moving and I wanted a fast enough shutter speed to freeze motion. Remember the general rule of thumb is that your minimum shutter speed should be 1/focal length. Because my focal length was 102mm, my shutter speed should be at least 1/102 seconds.

I am not afraid of using a high ISO, watch this video to learn more. I selected f/2.8 because I love shallow depth of field and they weren’t looking at the camera (which means I did not need two sets of eyes to be in focus).

Using a single focus point, I focused on Charlie’s (the baby) right eye. Below is the original and edited versions.

They only action I took on this photo was applying the preset. Click here for my Photoshop Retouch action. My entire Lightroom workshop is available online: click here for more info.

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