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Will Presets Improve Me, As a Photographer?

Written by Sasha Bell

“Will presets improve me, as a photographer?”

It’s a good question to ask, but a little more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no”.

In a word, the answer is no. Processing products will not make you a better photographer. However,

if you develop your skill with a camera, processing tools will dramatically enhance your skill.

We try to think of processing as a separate thing – photography skills come first, and the processing is added on top.

Processing is like the “Icing” on Your Cake


This is a before and after of the Whipped Cream Lighroom Preset Pack which is also available for Photoshop, Whipped Cream Photoshop Action Pack

When you bake something, cake, cupcake etc, it’ll look great, but once you add the finishing touches… the icing, makes it looks perfect and complete.

For us the processing of a photograph is like adding the icing to your cake.

The icing on a cake makes the cake look beautiful – but if the cake is a funny shape and doesn’t look good without the icing, the icing won’t do much good…

Processing is just like this. It isn’t the answer but it is still extremely important for the final results.

How do I improve my photography then?


One of the most important things you can do is to practice.

Practice, practice, practice.

But also keep ‘re-assessing’ your photography. Are you seeing improvements over time?

And when you’re practising, try and do it as closely together as possible.

So if you have a busy week ahead, try and practice your photography on the weekends – Saturday and Sunday and vice versa.

The more often you practice the more value you give to your photography.

Why 365 Project’s Improve Photographers Quickly

One of the reasons a 365 Project improves photographers skill so quickly is because they are doing something towards their goal every day.

We are not suggesting you have to do a 365 project, but if you can, when you practice do a little every day for a few days.

You will quickly notice an improvement.

To help you get started…DSLR

So to help you get started improving your photography skills…
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