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Not JUST another fine-art preset… they’re a game-changing editing toolkit developed to handle the most difficult lighting scenarios you’ll face throughout a wedding day.

•18 Pre-Mixed Opacity-Slider Preset Recipes
• 9 Profiles For Undertones
• Access To Our Editing Community
• Sample Edits Available (scroll to learn more)


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Situational Lighting Presets

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What If Editing Didn't Have To Be So Difficult?

We redefined the way photographers use fine-art presets with a simple, game-changing 3-Step Process.

After extensive research, we found that photographers spend 80% of their time SEARCHING for the right preset. That's 80% of your editing workflow JUST to get to the starting block. We used data and statistics (and more linear data spreadsheets than we can count) to find adjustment trends in lighting scenarios.

This merging of fine-art editing and data-driven efficiency produced the most powerful presets on the market: Situational Lighting Presets. Learn more about this simple, 3-Step Process below.

Research & Development


Studies show that the majority of photographers we sampled spend at least 80% of their post-production workflow SEARCHING for the right preset. Applying an average of 4-5 different presets to test which one performs best as a jumping-off point. This is where your editing time is wasted.

We developed Situational Lighting Presets to outperform in areas where every other major preset producer fell short.

Tested by photographers across the country, in every imaginable lighting condition and landscape. And they crushed the competition - every time.

Not Just Another Fine-Art Preset

A revolutionary new approach to fine art editing. These presets were built to withstand the full spectrum of difficult lighting conditions photographers face while on-location, allowing photographers to achieve perfect skin tones at a record pace.

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Unparalleled Data-Driven Efficiency

These presets have been tested on hundreds of weddings, by photographers across the country. Ours prevail every single time. No one has invested in research & development the way we have - and we have the spreadsheets to prove it.

Our most asked question:

Will These Presets Work For My Editing Style? - YES.

We like to think of film emulation as a spectrum vs. it's own style. We've curated galleries below based on 4 popular styles within the film-matching spectrum to help you envision how these presets perform on your desired aesthetic.

Elevated & Refined Aesthetic

For the photographers who want a true film match. You gravitate toward clean, timeless, rich tones, and your pet peeve is images that feel too soft, washed out, and airy. Your go-to will be Clean & Crisp Adjustment to maintain sharp blacks, without compromising the light in the image.

Soft & Airy Aesthetic

For the photographer looking to achieve a feminine, ethereal feel in your work. Extra minty greens, and Fuji-inspired skin tones pair perfectly with this editing toolkit when you utilized the intensity slider adjustments.

Clean & Classic Aesthetic

For the photographer who values a rich, timeless feel, robust shadows, and true to life skin tones.

Sun-Drenched & Golden Aesthetic

For the photographer who craves sun-drenched imagery with golden tones, soft skin, and baby blue waters. This aesthetic can be achieved easily with Base Preset and any Coronado Profile.

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COMPLETE WITH PERSONALIZED VIDEO FEEDBACK

After filling out the form, make sure to check your email and join the Editing Community where we'll share your edits!

We're confident in our ability to match a wide range of film-inspired editing styles, and we want to prove it to you. Submit your sample edits for a free trial and watch the video recording showcasing how efficiently we got you to the final image!
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Taking The Industry By Storm


Luminous Skin

We believe skin should feel bright, full of light, and perfectly toned to a person's natural skin tone. Our intensity slider skin tone adjustments help to ensure beautiful, luminous tones in any lighting condition.

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The Mandy Ford Presets Signature Style

To be honest, these presets don't have a one-size aesthetic. That's the beauty of them. Gone are the days where we're painted into a corner with an editing style that doesn't work consistently throughout a wedding day. These presets do, however, consistently produce film-inspired images with luminous skin, film aesthetic, and true to life Fuji and Portra greens.


Film Tones

These presets preserve highlights and retain highlights, creating a high dynamic range similar to a film scan.

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True Greens

Our intensity slider, layered presets were crafted to produce natural, filmy greens in both Fuji and Portra Tones

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SITUATIONAL LIGHTING PRESETS TOOLKIT

Included With Your Purchase

SITUATIONAL LIGHTING PRESETS TOOLKIT

• Base Preset
• Black and White
• Bridal Suite
• Bright Backlit
• East Coast Classic Bright
• East Coast Classic Sunset
• First Look
• Golden Hour
• Just After Sunset
• Open Shade
• Tahoe Sunrise
• BONUS PRESET: Direct Flash Reception

INTENSITY SLIDER ADJUSTMENTS

• Adjustment Preset: Clean & Crisp
• Adjustment Preset: Greens Fuji (Minty)
• Adjustment Preset: Greens Portra (Warm)
• Adjustment Preset: Medium Format Grain
• Adjustment Preset: Tone Down Skin
• Adjustment Preset: Tone Down Greens & Skin

PROFILE UNDERTONE REFINEMENT

• Coronado (A fine-art preset without blue film undertone
• Coronado Blue Shadows (added blue undertone)
• Coronado Filtered Light (a medium blue shadow undertone closest to film scans)
• Coronado Golden Light
• East Coast Greens (built to neutralize hot green grass)
• East Coast Greens 2 (stronger than East Coast Greens
• Even Light | Green Grass (helps with bringing life back into dull greens)
• Harsh Sun (softens without flattening tones)
• Tahoe (handles mountain scenery effortlessly)

your lingering questions, answered.

PRESET FAQs

Software Compatibility

In order for all features to be utilized at their highest efficiency, the Mandy Ford Situational Lighting Presets are only compatible with Lightroom Classic Desktop 12.0.1 Release or later, and ACR 15.0 or later.

At this time, is not recommended to use these presets with Lightroom Mobile or Lightroom (Cloud-Based Desktop App)

BOTH!

In the past, we had to choose between whether we wanted to edit with preset or profile bases. 

The Situational Lighting Presets are pre-mixed recipes with both a jumping off point preset, and an underlying base preset, and the full suite includes adjustment intensity slider presets to make editing even more efficient. 

We've tested these on hundreds of thousands of images over the last 7 years, and have found they are compatible for every brand (even jpg film scans!). 

What changes from camera to camera? Grain - The size of the megapixel that your camera provides may make grain appear larger if you are on an older DSLR with less image data and lower megapixel. 

White Balance - Our presets are auto-white balanced, so if you are on a newer, high-performing white balance camera such as Sony A9, you might prefer the camera's white balance over this preset. We have a simple, one-time fix for this if it's too distracting for your workflow.

Our presets work best on shots that have been properly exposed, or just a smidge underexposed. Though, they handle underexposure like a champ! 

YES! You can join our Mandy Ford Editing Community Facebook Group where we test images every 1-2 weeks. 

You can submit your images using this link here, and we'll share them within the Facebook group on a screen recorded video.

We'll do a live walkthrough of the edit so you can see which preset we used and how efficiently we were able to achieve the look!

Don't forget to join the Facebook Editing Group after you submit your RAW images so you can see your results!

A link to this product & installation instructions will be automatically generated once your payment is processed. Due to the nature of digital products, no refunds can be given on purchases of presets and digital assets.

If you wish to utilize our testing service, you may do so by completing the form here

Edits are shared every 2 weeks in our Private Community Facebook Group: Mandy Ford Editing Community.

Our presets have been extensively tested, and we stand behind their ability to perform in virtually any lighting condition. If you are unhappy with the performance of the presets, we suggest watching our tutorials & joining the editing community to learn how to best utilize the toolkit. Our team is here to help.



Clean - Efficient - Easy To Use - Luminous Skintones - My favorite tool ever! - I cannot rave enough about these! - Stop editing and buy them immediately. - I am a beginner and these presets helped me understand how to edit. - Nothing matches my film better than Situational Lighting Presets. Thank you Mandy!

Clean - Efficient - Easy To Use - Luminous Skintones - My favorite tool ever! - I cannot rave enough about these! - Stop editing and buy them immediately. - I am a beginner and these presets helped me understand how to edit. - Nothing matches my film better than Situational Lighting Presets. Thank you Mandy!



Mandy Ford

MEETthe DESIGNER.

For nearly a decade, Mandy has worked as a private editor, serving many of the top photographers in the photography industry.

Mandy utilized her significant editing experience to develop a post-processing solution that helps photographers achieve efficient, accurate, cohesive edits - Situational Lighting Presets.

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