Monique Serra Presets
A COLLABORATION WITH MONIQUE SERRA PHOTOGRAPHY
Shooting timeless and powerful photography is a symbiotic two-piece game. First there is the intuitive and decisive act of taking the photo to preserve that moment in time, and then there is the art and finesse of pulling every ounce of life from that photo in post. Sure, we can occasionally get a little gold SOOC, but getting that gold to truly shine happens with thoughtful and meticulous editing.
Monique is one of the rare photographers whose work clearly values aesthetic intimacy more than shock-and-awe fads. Her editing technique is a thorough labor of love and these presets are no different.
This pack offers a full range of edits that will garner more than a just another batch of social media likes. You’ll send tingles down your clients back with honest and gorgeous imagery that truly draws them in. Soft and creamy palettes compliment natural beauty and unique skin tones for a romantic glow and a lift of joy. Although her style usually leans on the warmer side, this pack is slightly less orange with softer contrast for more versatile and true skin tones. Yet no matter how you use them, Monique Serra Presets will create an idyllic appeal that elegantly skirts trends and stands the test of time.
Monique Serra Presets consists of 9 color presets and 1 BW presets.
Before and after images below demonstrate how each preset manipulates an image with identical white balance and exposure.
**These presets are created for RAW images only and work with Lightroom 4, 5, 6, CC 2015, Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw CS6 or later.
***These are Desktop Presets(not Mobile Presets).
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MSP1 is Monique’s most used preset. It’s rich, creamy, and bold but remains clean and romantic. With a focus on orange hues this is a golden-hour all star. Use this in open grass fields or with luscious trees and you’ll achieve a slightly less saturated warm golden mood!
Just as gorgeous as MSP 1, this preset has a much cooler tonality that offers a whisper of magenta. This is absolutely gorgeous for blue-hour shooting, especially if you want to tease out that blue spectrum.
This preset is a downright dream for shooting neutral brown and gray tones(think beaches, think deserts, think rocks). It’s a creamy and soft edit with low whites and highlights that add a bit of romance while a beautifully soft blue under glow edges up the volume.
MSP 4 is a go-to and easy to use preset for shooting indoors. It’s soft, it’s moody, and it’s clean. The blues are low, the warmth is soft, and overall it offers a pleasantly quiet feel.
MSP 5 is similar to MSP 4 only with slightly cooler undertones and highlights.
A bit like the cheerleader of the pack, this vibrant preset is superb for family photos, group shots, or anything you want to give a boost of color.
MSP 7 pays particular attention to the shadows and blacks while remaining soft. Perfect for fall months in the PNW where color is abundant, it beautifully compliments saturation in natural landscapes and is so so much fun to use.
When creating this pack, Monique decided to pull all of her previous preset packs for sale. For that reason, we wanted to create something completely inspired by her cinnamon sugar edit. So if you loved her older style but didn’t have the chance to purchase, MSP 8 is your saving grace. It’s a warmer edit with a simple tone curve that’s easy to tweak!
MSP 9 DETAILS
This preset is designed for the details! It’s clean, rich, sharp, and brings attention to all elements in the photo. The colors won’t distract or overly consume but will keep images timeless and beautiful! This preset will give a uniquely artistic touch to all your detail shots.
When creating a black and white preset, we wanted to make something that felt emotive. Just a clean, moody, and romantically timeless black and white. So we lowered the highlights and darkened the blacks leaving behind a soft contrast that’s brilliantly elegant. Then we dashed in a touch of clarity and grain adding to the stillness this effect brings to create a passionate and versatile preset.
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HOW TO INSTALL
*FOR LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6, LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC, LIGHTROOM CC, OR ADOBE CAMERA RAW
LIGHTROOM CLASSIC CC VERSION 7.3 OR LATER (XMP FILES)
LIGHTROOM CC VERSION 1.3 OR LATER (XMP FILES)
ADOBE CAMERA RAW (VERSION 10.3 OR LATER) FOR MAC (XMP FILES)
ADOBE CAMERA RAW (VERSION 10.3 OR LATER) FOR WINDOWS (XMP FILES)
LIGHTROOM 4, 5, 6, CC 2015, OR CLASSIC CC 7.2 OR BELOW (LRTEMPLATE FILES)
- 1.After you have downloaded your presets DO NOT unzip the file
- 2.Open Lightroom and go to the Develop Module with an image
- 3.Click on the + icon in the Preset Panel. Select “Import Presets”
- 4.Navigate to the downloaded presets zip file
- 5.Click “Import”