Dark & Dramatic Lightroom Presets

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Creative workflow with 7 modules and 56 presets for abstract landscape photography in Lightroom for Desktop & Mobile

This is definitely not a conventional preset pack for landscape photography with the same old looks you see on Instagram, but something truly bold and unique.

➡️ See before and after examples on my website ⬅️

There is no product that I use more often as a source of inspiration than this collection of presets. And none of my other products contains more passion and experience.

Compatible with Lightroom Desktop and Mobile (DNG presets included!)

All Lightroom presets are included in XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format to ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility across platforms and devices.

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In recent months, I have received many questions about my Fine Art series and especially about my rather dark and artistic editing process in Lightroom. After a little reflection, I decided to develop a preset pack for the dark and dramatic landscape and nature photography exemplified in my most well-known photo series. I quickly realized that it required significantly more testing and experimentation than expected ... but the hard work has paid off and I'm 100% satisfied with the final product.

Create images that truly stand apart from the masses of tired, overused motifs.

With this product you get an exciting workflow of 56 presets that will surely bring you new ideas and impressive results. This preset pack pairs perfectly with an experimental and playful approach – one of my favorite strategies when I don't know exactly where the journey in Lightroom should take me.

The presets work for a variety of different landscape types, but unfold their full power in coastal, forest and mountain landscapes with clouds, fog or overcast skies – from wide panoramic shots to exciting close-ups.

How the presets work

This collection of Lightroom presets is created as a workflow (like my other products) and the 56 presets are grouped into seven modules.

There are 15 dark and dramatic presets (basic looks) to choose from, each with a slightly different focus, color scheme and atmosphere. Split toning is an integral part of this product and I recommend experimenting with the different split toning options from the third module after choosing the basic look and adjusting the exposure, highlights and shadows accordingly. The majority of the 15 basic looks have a rather bluish tint in the highlights and shadows, but the split toning presets from the third module range over all colors, from orange and teal to variants of green.

1. Dark & dramatic looks (15 presets)
2. Exposure (12 presets)
3. Split toning (11 presets)
4. Vignetting (6 presets)
5. Grain (4 presets)
6. Noise reduction (4 presets)
7. Sharpening (4 presets)

➡️ See before and after examples on my website ⬅️

Developed for Lightroom Desktop & Mobile

All presets are compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC, and Classic CC (.lrtemplate & XMP-files included) as well as the latest Lightroom Mobile app on iOS and Android. For Lightroom Mobile, you can choose either the synchronization method via Lightroom on your desktop computer or the installation method via DNG presets.

Also works with the latest version of Adobe Photoshop!

This product also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Adobe Photoshop, too.


  • 56 Lightroom presets (XMP, lrtemplate and DNG format included to ensure maximum compatibility across platforms and devices)
  • compatible with Adobe Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC and Classic CC (Win & Mac) as well as the free Lightroom Mobile app for iOS and Android
  • Also works with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in version 10.3 or newer - that means you can use the presets in Photoshop, too!
  • Optimized for JPG and RAW images

Before and after examples

The examples give a realistic impression of the presets. Only the basic settings like exposure, highlights or shadows were adjusted manually; everything else is based on the presets.

➡️ See all before and after photos on my website ⬅️

... or head over to my website or Instagram feed.

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Complete Shop Bundle: All Lightroom Preset Packs + Future Product Releases

The Complete Shop Bundle contains not only every preset pack on my website, but also all future Lightroom preset packs.

➡️ Find out more: Discover the Complete Lightroom Presets Shop Bundle

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For Lightroom Desktop & Mobile App

Lightroom 4-6, CC, Classic & Mobile App
Lightroom Mobile Support
DNG Presets also included
Preset File Format
.XMP + .lrtemplate + .DNG


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Dark & Dramatic Lightroom Presets

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