Adam King is known for his amazing surfing photographs and distinct editing styles. For the month of October he made a Pumpkin Spice preset pack and fortunately for us, published it for sale on his website. I absolutely had a blast transforming my surfing images with his presets. These are made as a starting point to use in Lightroom Classic, and are not necessarily a one click preset. Below you’ll find my review & before/after images using the pumpkin spice presets.
Pumpkin Presets: My Experience
On some images I changed out the masking / radial filters and on others I added extra. Radial filters are by far my favorite Lightroom tool. There are some gradient filters and curves in these presets as well. When I’m looking for info before downloading or purchasing a preset, I want to know if these tools are used in the preset. Curves (especially the RGB curves) are the Lightroom Classic tool I struggle with the most.
Lightroom Presets can be designed either as a tool to give fresh ideas in editing or try something totally new that might have been outside of your skill level comfort zone. Presets can also be designed for a super simple one click edit. The Pumpkin Spice Preset pack can be used as either, but personally, I’d recommend utilizing them to learn and try new things.
Adam King’s preset pack gave me a creative jump and inspiration. I’m hoping we will see more Lightroom presets published by him soon!
Before & After Images using Pumpkin Presets
The before includes my editing style – the image is not straight out of the camera. The after has the pumpkin spice presets applied and my own further edits.