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Presets for Beach Photography – Review of Sleeklens Presets for Lightroom with long exposure & sunset images of Topsail Island, NC. 


Lightroom presets are ever gaining in popularity due to the simple, consistent variety it allows a photographer to apply to each photo.  With the rise of this popular Adobe program, other experts have stepped into the mix, adding a plethora of new and exciting presets.  One such expert, is Sleeklens.


Sleeklens provided me with a the package they call Through the Woods Workflow.   I was thrilled to jump in and see how well it enhanced the photo (common for all presets) while actually maintaining a natural look (uncommon for landscape, nature, and environmental photography).  

sunset south topsail beach edited sleeklens lightroom presets

Image 2548: (South Topsail Beach)
Edited with SleekLens Through The Woods Presets (Version 2)


I was looking for some specific traits:


  1. Is it intuitive?
  2. Do the landscape presents stay true to nature?  
  3. Do the presets require excessive tweaking?
  4. Do they add a wow factor?

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