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With Lightroom it's off to the digital darkroom. However, it is better than groping in the dark yourself to contact an expert directly - or, to put it better, simply theirs Lightroom presets to use! Because even professional photographers and photo designers like to share their specifications with other creative people free of charge.

We therefore started looking for Photographers or photo designers made, who develop their own presets and these on top of that free to download provide. Hence a large list with 298 Lightroom presets from German photographers originated. Of course you can also see which ones Image looks are particularly popular.

Everyone has to decide for themselves whether these are the best Lightroom presets. In addition to their “Free Lightroom Presets”, many photographers also offer fee-based variants, some of which are considerably larger and differ in quality. Be that as it may, the following Lightroom presets are available free of charge. They are suitable for typical areas like Portrait, landscape, wedding, Instagram, VSCO, mobile and more. So it's best to just take a look and try it out!

By the way: You can find out how to install and load the presets in this guide to Lightroom Presets.

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Pixeleye Industries: Free Lightroom Presets

Dirk Behlau (aka "The Pixeleye") was repeatedly asked about his Lightroom presets by many people. That is why the designer, filmmaker and photographer makes a selection of the specifications that he has created himself available on his website. The 5 powerful Lightroom presets are free to download.

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Paw tick: Lightroom presets for dog photography

You don't necessarily have to be a fan of dogs to enjoy these beautiful Lightroom presets from Pfotentick.de. The photographers who specialize in dog photography, Daniel Schroeder and Jeanette Ducrocq, were disappointed with a large number of the presets available on the market and therefore developed their own specifications without further ado.

The set contains 6 presets, which are accordingly varied. The defaults for Lightroom also work with photos of cats, people, landscapes and Co. 😉

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Presets from "Frau Zuckerbrötchen"

Users of the VSCO smartphone app will certainly be delighted with the presets in the VSCO look. Since one of her favorite filters has not yet been available for sale and VSCO has meanwhile completely discontinued its desktop filters anyway, "Frau Zuckerbrötchen" has created Lightroom presets with a similar look. The VSCO set contains a total of 4 specifications.

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In addition, "Frau Zuckerbrötchen" is giving the readers of her blog some of her current favorites under the specifications for Adobe Lightroom. For example, you can find “Cool Retro”, “Colorful Sunshine” and “Nostalgic” among the 6 free defaults to download. If you prefer it darker, it is best to use the 2 presets for dark photos. But “Frau Zuckerbrötchen” also has 3 free color effects ready for fans of architecture.

Lightroom presets for nature photography

The nature photography blog provides special Lightroom presets for nature photographers to download. There is no such thing as a “one-for-all” attitude for everything. For this, the specifications of the experts can be used and applied individually in sequence or optionally. There are even complementary presets to adjust exposure, color, split toning, and vignette. So you get a total of 38 specifications, all of which can be downloaded free of charge as a package.

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Christian Horn: Lightroom Presets "Flat"

With the Lightroom presets from photographer Christian Horn, image looks with "flattened" contrasts and black levels can be achieved. The set accordingly consists of the specifications “Studio strong”, “Studio SW flat” and “Studio flat”. Downloading the presets is free.

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Free Lightroom presets from Jennifer Wettig

As you can read in Jennifer Wettig's blog, the creative always likes to create Lightroom presets in order to be able to edit images quickly. The presets are also particularly suitable for spicing up holiday pictures and macro recordings. They have sonorous names such as "Wanderlust", "Herbstweh", "Cotton Ball", "Chestnut", "Coffee" and "Melancholy". All 7 Lightroom presets can be downloaded free of charge in one package.

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Nadja Osieka Free Presets

2 Lightroom presets can be downloaded from Nadja Osieka's website. The “sunset preset” lets photos shine in warm sunlight. The “black and white” variant also ensures an elegant and classic image look. The free specifications can be found here:

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Chantal Kemp Lightroom Presets

Chantal Kemp works, among other things, as a portrait and fashion photographer. The creative is now making four of her own presets available for download free of charge. These Lightroom presets can be used to spice up photos taken on the move or on the move, for example. The filters are individually available for download in XMP format from the photographer's website.

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Lightroom presets from International Wedding

Powerful wedding portraits are one of the specialties of "International Wedding". The photographers worked with a special Lightroom preset for an after-wedding shoot in Istanbul. Exactly this specification is now available to download for free! The Lightroom preset for wedding photographers can be downloaded from the website of the internationally active photographers.

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Post-exposed: Presets for winter photos

When it snows outside, the time has come for the right Lightroom presets. This gives winter photos the right touch. Markus Willi from the blog nachbelichtung.com has of course something suitable for Lightroom users. Its 10 free Lightroom presets make the winter warmer or cooler - depending on how you prefer it.

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Free preset from Tinos photoblog

Those who often work with Lightroom develop their own settings over time, which ultimately become complete presets. This is exactly how it seems to have been with Justin "Tino" Marquez. The photographer immediately provides 5 free sets with several presets - and they are anything but off the shelf: It's about correction presets for old photos, the simulation of old films, the improvement of underwater images as well as color key and effect templates with frames, vignetting , cinematic filters and more.

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BlogNotiz.de: Street brightener for Lightroom

Ivan Slunjski just likes street photography. The photographer brightened one of his street photos using his own Lightroom preset. In the default setting, only the basic tone value, the gradation curve and the value of the clarity are corrected. The color scheme of the photo is therefore largely retained.

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Nature Photocamp Lightroom Presets Analog

For fun, Thomas Blasche recreates development settings from earlier versions of Nik Color Efex as presets in Lightroom. The Lightroom expert has recently taken on the analog settings, which are particularly suitable for portraits thanks to their Kodak Porta replicas. In addition to the 4 presets, the ZIP file also contains the attractive “Buttercream Vintage” template. With this specification, photos can be given a nostalgic touch.

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Start preset by Marc Gauert

The start preset from photographer Marc Gauert should be particularly helpful for owners of a Nikon D750 or D7000 camera. The default for Lightroom was finally implemented to make a RAW file appear as if it were a JPEG coming directly from the camera. Accordingly, it is possible to see what the picture looks like “in reality”.

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Lina Mallon Lightroom Freebie

Lina Mallon offers various Lightroom presets to achieve certain looks as well as color corrections. Your current “freebie” in terms of Lightroom Presets creates a relaxed autumn look. The default is currently available to download free of charge from the following link (scroll all the way down on the page that opens in the new window):

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Lightroom presets from liebefotos.eu

Andreas Schmidt specializes in people and animal photography. The photographer has several free Lightroom presets at the start. You can download 8 specifications in the download area on your website. You will also find 2 export presets there so that you can export and use your own photos in the appropriate format for Facebook.

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RetroCamera.blog Lightroom Presets

Carsten Schouler makes some of his self-created development specifications for Lightroom available free of charge on RetroCamera.blog. In any case, you can get a lot out of photos with the presets. There are currently 8 presets for Lightroom that can be downloaded free of charge.

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Portrait vintage look by Sven Wickenkamp

Sven Wickenkamp provides a free preset for Lightroom on his website that gives images a "vintage look". Incidentally, the photographer likes to use this specification himself in areas such as portrait, street, architecture and landscape photography. The current version of the look can be downloaded for free.

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Tobias Glawe Split Toning Presets

As is well known, image looks can be implemented with presets. The photographer Tobias Glawe offers the most frequently used presets for Lightroom for free download. The 3 presets are so-called “split toning presets” with which you can achieve corresponding image looks. The presets are tailored to RAW files and are also suitable for backlit shots, trendy cyan-brown implementations or for freshening up portrait, nude or fashion photos.

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Lightroom presets from fotografieren-lernen.eu

Matthias Butz offers two of the Lightroom presets that he has already used to edit images for download. After a short registration, you have the opportunity to try out the defaults named "Natalie" and "Yaiza". The following video shows the free presets in action:

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Torsten Schmidt: Intense - Free Lightroom Preset Set

The German photographer Torsten Schmidt has developed 4 free Intense presets for Lightroom CC and also shares them with the visitors of his website. As the name suggests, these Lightroom presets enhance photos in different ways. The Lightroom Preset Set can be downloaded for free.

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Lightroom presets by Stephan Wiesner

Stephan Wiesner specializes in landscape photography, portraits and flash photography and also helps those interested in learning to take pictures. The German photographer and author provides presets for Lightroom in his blog. The standard preset that the photographer himself uses for his landscape photography can be downloaded for free. There are also other helpful videos and tips about photography to discover on Stephan Wiesner's YouTube channel.

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Lightroom presets by Peter Nowak

In his photography blog Just my portraits, Peter Nowak is giving away six of his own Lightroom presets. The specifications are called “Arlington”, “Bus Bay”, “Essen BW”, “Essen Portrait”, “Pike Place” and “Zeche Color Matt”. They can be downloaded completely in a ZIP file. The photo designer explains in his blog post how the specifications work exactly and what else you should pay attention to when using them.

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Andreas Dumke: Free Lightroom Presets Landscape

Andreas Dumke lives and works on the beautiful island of Usedom. So it is certainly not surprising that the island photographer's free presets naturally revolve around landscape photography. The 3 free presets are available here:

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Lightroom preset negative-positive conversion

If you want to digitize old negatives and optimize them with Lightroom, you can of course also use a preset. This can make things easier for yourself. For this reason, fotoworkshop-stuttgart.de offers a corresponding specification for download. The best way to do this is described on the website.

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