Post-processing “Tranquillity” pt.1

Original Series January 25th 2013 11:42 AM 2 Comments

Last Tuesday I posted a behind-the-scenes video about my latest fashion/beauty/conceptual photoshoot involving a custom-made dress that I designed and created out of scratch without any prior fashion design experience. After publishing the article, I received multiple comments and messages from people asking me about the post-processing of these images, and what techniques I used in order to create the “painterly” look.

Because of these requests, I decided to create a two part video-series about the editing process. Today we take a look at a preset that I created for the shoot, with the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Preset System. I talk a bit about my workflow in these types of controlled indoor studio-shoots, and how I integrate the preset system into my workflow in order to achieve amazing images already on set:

Technical details

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

Shutter speed: 1/160s
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100


Final Images



PS. For those of you wondering what goes into the making of these tutorial-videos, here is a quick (and funny) look behind-the-scenes:



Lauri Laukkanen, is an editorial and commercial photographer, specializing in creative portraiture, fashion and sports photography. People usually describe his style as cinematic, creative and sometimes a tiny bit crazy. He was recently awarded with the WDP 2012: Photographer of the Year -award, and his work has been featured all around the internet, including, Vogue etc. View his portfolio here:


  1. Joe Gunawan

    Great job Lauri. I like your workflow idea of taking a shot of the model to get the preset locked in before tethering. I do something similar for white balancing and levels, but not a complete preset set up like this. Great to learn something new, thanks!


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