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Explained: How I Processed this Portrait Photograph to Make it Sunny

I always try to plan ahead and work out when the sun is going to be out so I can capture really beautiful light that gives my photographs that special feeling.

But the sun isn’t out everyday and it’s often not even in the right place or at the right time.

So, the question is: How do I add sun to my portraits/photographs?

The anwser is, I use The Sunflares Pack:  direct.thebellsisters.com/the-sunflares-pack

Our treasured “Sunflares Pack” has saved us time and time again on those dull, dreary days, or when we just want to make our portraits look more sunny and exciting!

The great thing about these sunflares is when you apply them correctly they look exactly like the sun – to the point that nobody would know it’s real or not!

For example here is a recent self-portrait I took processed with The Sunflares Pack: direct.thebellsisters.com/the-sunflares-pack/

BEFORE adding “The Sunflares Pack”

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In the portrait above you can see there is light behind me but on the left it’s dark and dull,  the trees behind me were blocking the sunlight.

Now take a look at the portrait AFTER once I added The Sunflare Pack…

AFTER Adding “The Sunflares Pack”

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And there you have it!

Gorgeous sunshine that looks natural, beautiful and makes the photograph come alive with feeling and happiness.

Below is the side by side before and after image of this portrait.

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Compatible with Photoshop & Photoshop Elements:

The Sunflares Pack is compatible with all versions of Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements. It is also compatible with any software which allows you to add layers to an image, such as Gimp and others.

How To Get “The Sunflare Pack”

The Sunflare Pack is available to purchase on our website follow the link for more before and afters and infomation

direct.thebellsisters.com/the-sunflares-pack

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Easter 16% Discount on All Products

For the first time in 6 months, we have a storewide discount…

This Easter you can get 16% off any product.

Simply apply this discount code: HAPPYEASTER16 at checkout and take advantage of this very special offer.

Go to the website: direct.thebellsisters.com

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This Easter offer will end on Tuesday 22nd April – 6PM GMT +1

We wish you all a very happy Easter 🙂

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The Benefits of using Lightroom Presets

Have you ever wondered why people use Lightroom Presets? There are huge benefits and bonuses to using the “Preset” function in the “develop” tab of Lightroom.

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Two of our reasons for using them are:-

  • They save time, so we can spend more time taking photographs.
  • They make processing easier, quicker and much more effective.

Here are some of the benefits you will find when using our Lightroom Presets.

The Benefits for You

  • They work.
  • They save you time.
  • They are easy to use.
  • They are user friendly.
  • They make you love processing.
  • They make you WANT to process you photographs.
  • They are easy to use for a beginner, amateur or pro.

The Benefits for Your Photographs

  • They make processing simplefast and effective. 
  • They make your photographs look beautiful.
  • They “complete” your idea.
  • They flatter your photographs.
  • They work for all different types of seasons.
  • They get the best out of your photographs.
  • They take your photographs from great, to professional.

See what other photographers have to say about our Lightroom Presets on our review page: direct.thebellsisters.com/more/customer-reviews

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Which Lightroom Presets are right for you?

It can be tricky trying to decide which ones to go for, particularly if there is a large range to chose from…

So we suggest you start with The Starter Pack http://direct.thebellsisters.com/the-starter-pack

With this remarkable pack you can have the Luxury of having 1 of our BEST Lightroom Presets, Whipped Cream. In addition you also get 3 eBooks full of excellent techniques which we use day-to-day, that are easy to understand, and will change how you photograph TODAY.

For more information on this Starter Pack click this link:-> http://direct.thebellsisters.com/the-starter-pack

Or additionally visit our Lightroom Preset range here: direct.thebellsisters.com/product-category/lightroom-presets

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Best Lightroom 5 Presets for Portraits

Portraits are some of the most emotive and beautiful photographs you can take… so why not have specifically designed Lightroom 5 Presets to enhance their qualities?!

We have very specific Lightroom 5 Presets for Portraits, and here in this blog post I would like to share with you what my Best Lightroom 5 Presets for Portraits are, and how I use them every day with my photography.

So, here’s a list of my favourites, the best Lightroom 5 Presets I’ve been using in 2014..

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Here in the UK we have 4 seasons and the light, colours and tones change all the time. This means what presets I choose to use varies, however there are some Lightroom 5 Presets which I use non-stop, throughout the year.

The following presets are aimed at all year round photography, and also more specifically, spring and summer portraits.

However, everything I use, and my sisters use, is available on this website –  after all, “we only sell, what we use”… so if something doesn’t work for us, we won’t release it.

The Best Lightroom 5 Presets I use for my portraits:-

This incredible preset has quickly become my first choice, along with many hundreds of photographers all over the world. It is remarkable in the way that it processes, with clean, yet vibrant colours and split colouring.

It works on close portraits, distant portraits, and anything ranging from still life, to mountains… you name it.

This preset pack (which is available in a KING Package) is the most valuable preset I know of – so if you do not have it, I urge you… get it! Your life will be a much happier one!

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The above photo was processed using Whipped Cream / King Pack

Another one of our favourite presets for portraits, is our very  popular Natural Colours Lightroom Preset

It is the best Lightroom 5 preset for portraits, particularly when the light is cold and flat. Take a look at the before and afters you will see how it adds a lovely glow to your photographs too.

Not only will it make your portraits look beautiful, it works for every season i. e. winter, spring summer & autumn photography.

This Lightroom Preset is simply a “must have” it enhance the colours in your photograph to make them look gorgeous while allowing  you to process your photographs with a click of a button.

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The above photo was processed using Natural Colours Lightroom Preset Pack

The name pretty much says it all. I love using it on my more “chilly” photographs because it makes the whole photograph light up and have that wonderful warm-summer feel to it whenever I use it.

The golden tones really adds warmth to my photographs and bring out the best of the tones too.

Here is another recent photograph, processed with the very popular Golden Colouring!

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The above photo was processed with a Lightroom 5 Preset: Indoor Lightroom 5 Preset

More Lightroom 5 Presets, plus Exclusive Presets for Lightroom 5

Take a look at our full range of Lightroom 5 Presets – here you will find many examples of how we use our Lightroom 5 Presets, and every preset comes with 10+ before & after images to share what a particular Lightroom 5 Preset will do.

Alternatively, go straight to our “Best Sellers Pack” if you’re unsure which is the best Lightroom 5 Preset for you.

I hope you enjoy these incredible presets for Lightroom 5 as much as we do.

Get a Taster of The Bell Sisters’ Products…

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Click the link below, then you will be on another one of our pages, where you can see exactly what’s inside our gift and download it RIGHT NOW!

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