I’m so excited to finally introduce to you The Dreamer Pack, a collection of 9 custom Adobe Lightroom photo presets meant to enhance the look and feel of your photos in just one click.
During my travels I’ve not only fallen in love with photography, but also with the entire photo editing process. I’ve spent the past few years learning the ins and outs of Lightroom, a cloud-based editing software widely used by bloggers and photographers alike. The Dreamer Pack embodies everything I’ve learned, accomplished and worked toward during this time.
The collection is inspired by life in New York City — living here was always a lifelong dream of mine — and my most recent travels to Puerto Rico and Portugal, the only trips I was able to take this year before the pandemic hit.
Of course, like most of you, I had big travel plans for this year. I can imagine that my first preset collection would’ve been inspired by the moody coast of Oregon or the bright blue beaches of Thailand if my plans had come to fruition.
Instead, half of this collection was inspired by things closer to home: My walks around the Upper East Side during quarantine; an extra moody day on the Brooklyn Bridge; and the first time I was able to visit SoHo after lockdown.
I couldn’t be happier with the result!
Even though this year threw us all for a spin, I continued chasing after my dreams of becoming a full-time travel blogger. The Dreamer Pack embodies all of this and more.
I’ve spent hours (read: weeks) tirelessly perfecting these presets for you — and I’m so excited to share them! Here’s a look of what you can expect from The Dreamer Pack.
The Dreamer Pack: A Preview
The Dreamer Pack is a diverse collection of 9 Lightroom presets that equally work for cityscapes and travel landscapes alike. These edits work wonderfully for lifestyle and travel bloggers, as well as travel photographers looking to up their editing game.
The collection includes:
- Algarve — inspired by long drives in the Algarve in Portugal
- Brooklyn Bridge — inspired by moody days on the Brooklyn Bridge
- Cascais — inspired by chilly afternoons near the sea in Cascais, Portugal
- Catskills — inspired by a snowy ski trip to the Catskill Mountains in New York
- Condado Beach — inspired by a beautiful sunrise in Condado Beach in Puerto Rico
- Old San Juan — inspired by the vibrant, colorful neighborhood of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico
- Manhattan Sunrise — inspired by the golden glow that sets over Manhattan at sunrise
- New York City — inspired by the earthy tones of tree-lined streets in my neighborhood as well as the West Village
- SoHo — inspired by the pastel-colored buildings in SoHo
Desktop Presets in Action
One of my favorite aspects about this collection is how versatile each preset is. Just because a preset was inspired by “New York City” doesn’t mean you can’t use it for travel photos or beautiful landscapes. Just take a look below! Shop Desktop presets here.
OLD SAN JUAN
The Old San Juan preset warms all photos with a honey-toned hue.
NEW YORK CITY PRESET
Inspired by urban walks but works beautifully on travel photos of all kinds.
Inspired by SoHo’s pastel-colored buildings and can bring peachy hues to any photo.
Mobile Presets in Action
Here are examples of iPhone photos (JPEGs) edited on the free Adobe Lightroom app using my mobile presets. Shop Mobile presets here.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any editing questions — I’m more than happy to help you with your edits!
You can also head over to @presetsbycarla for more before & afters, editing tips, tutorials & more.
Hope you love The Dreamer Pack as much as I do. 🙂