Tag Archive | "Free Presets"

Grab your Toga, it’s a Link Party!

Friday, November 2, 2012

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Grab your Toga, it’s a Link Party!

We have a huge repository or photography and workflow related links … and we realized it’s high time we started sharing them! The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Quit Professional Photography The Definitive Guide To Corporate Event Photography Introduction to the Tools of Long Exposure Photography Location Photography: How to Comprehensively Capture a City, […]

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Emulating Film in Lightroom

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Emulating Film in Lightroom

Making Emulation Presets When we at X-equals release Lightroom presets, be it for sale or free, we strive to provide the highest quality presets with the greatest level of functionality possible. To this extent, I have created a step by step process to emulate the look of any given camera and film combination, allowing for […]

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Pro Styled – Herb Ritts

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Pro Styled – Herb Ritts

Welcome to the first edition of Pro Styled, a new feature here on X-Equals that will take a look at some of the photographic greats. We will give you a brief biography on each of our subjects, links to their work, and tips for shooting in a similar style. Of course we are going to […]

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In Memoriam – Kodachrome (1935 – 2010)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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In Memoriam – Kodachrome (1935 – 2010)

In the final week of 2010, the photography world lost something very important … Kodachrome. To many, this seems like a minor loss, many of us only shoot digital, while many of us still using film have moved on to more modern and readily available film stocks. Kodachrome was a pain to shoot of late, […]

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X-Equals Image Kit – Vol. 2

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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X-Equals Image Kit – Vol. 2

Throughout the years we’ve released a bunch of free presets. Over time, it had become a bit of a challenge to find and download batches of our presets in an easy manner … so we created the X-Equals Image Kit Vol. 1. With our Email Digest, we’ve continued the tradition of releasing a new preset […]

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Lightroom Preset – Straight Muggin’

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Lightroom Preset – Straight Muggin’

As a special treat to all you preset hounds, we’re dropping a new Lightroom Preset for the first full week of 2010 which we’re calling Straight Muggin’. This preset takes some pieces and parts from all our previous black and white presets, and blends them into a fresh batch of photo crunching goodness. As always, […]

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X-Equals Image Kit – Vol. 1

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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X-Equals Image Kit  – Vol. 1

Throughout the last year or so we’ve had the pleasure of creating and sharing a series of extremely popular Lightroom Presets via the X-Equals Blog. As this category has grown, it’s become a bit of a challenge to find and download all the presets in an easy manner … until today. We’ve now taken all […]

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Lightroom Preset – Holga

Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Lightroom Preset – Holga

If you’ve never heard of a Holga, trust me when I tell you it’s one of my guilty pleasures. Being a digital photographer at heart, I still love to shoot a roll of 120 in my Holga. It’s not cheap shooting, developing, and printing images from this baby – but the unique look that comes […]

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Lightroom Preset – Polaroid 669

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Lightroom Preset – Polaroid 669

Wayyyyyy back in February 2008, Polaroid announced it would cease production of all instant film. The New York Times recently published a piece on the legacy of the Polaroid – and it was with this that the reality of the situation took hold. And … unfortunately, our favorite Polaroid instant film of ALLLLL TIME – […]

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Lightroom Preset – City Scapes

Friday, October 17, 2008

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Lightroom Preset – City Scapes

This month’s preset is inspired by the Chicago “L” Trains and the city-scape environments I like to shoot near the Halsted and West Lake Street line. I am always blown away by the edgy and oftentimes neglected parts of the line where many of these structures have stood for over 100 years. I’m constantly inspired […]

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