One of the most common questions we get is “what setting should I shoot with to get the best results from Veil Presets?”
There are many factors that play a role in how a preset will look on your images, but the settings you use in camera are a great starting point!
Here are some tips that I recommend for shooting to get the best results:
Shooting with a neutral to cool white balance. That is my preference when editing for skin tones–I’d rather manually warm up the image than have to cool it down while editing. I’ve found that I can achieve more of a film look that way. Here are two unedited photos that show the difference:
Shooting with low aperture (f1.2-f2.8) Photos with low aperture create a much more dreamy final look! Look at this image shot at f1.4 and all that beautiful bokeh…
Keep your ISO as low as possible– this is a good practice whether you are using presets or not. A lower ISO will limit grain/noise in your images and improve overall tones. Much like the warmth of an image, I’d much rather add grain after the fact than accidentally shoot with a high ISO and try to remove grain while editing.
BONUS editing tip – try adjusting the “shadows” and “blacks” sliders to get an even more light and airy look.
Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org–we’re always happy to help!!
October 2, 2020