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I am so excited to review the Kindred Presets and show a few before and afters!
My first impression after installing was how easy it was to apply. It's a one-and-done preset. I didn't have to click through options and go back and forth on what looks best. I batch my images and will then go in and tweak individual sets to get each image looking exactly how I want it: whether that be matching to my film scans or simply doing a film emulation in how I think it would have looked on film.
The next thing I love is the contrast. My work recently has had more contrast and I love seeing those juicy blacks and deep tones. This is one of the reasons why I fell in love with PhotoVision for my film development and scanning. And so far, Kindred has been much easier to match digital to my film work.
I LOVE the video tutorials that came with the Kindred presets. Super simple instructions and how-to's on adjusting the preset color to get exact color matches. This has been something that has frustrated me to the point of actually sending out my digital work to a third party editing company for matching. I honestly can't tell you HOW, but I can tell you that for the first time, Kindred has made it super easy to get my digitals to match extremely close to my film work.
Lastly, Kindred Presets have been so gracious to offer my readers at 10% off code so you can try them out as well.
Below are two examples for a holiday portrait session. The far left images are Film (Fuji400), middle the original Digital (I like to slightly underexpose my digital work so that when I edit, the highlights are still saved) and far right, being the Kindred Technical Preset edit.
I also wanted to share a few from this family session. One thing I love about doing this portrait session in digital was having the ability to tone down those reds, as typically, reds can be really intense on film. These portraits of this super cute family are some of my favorites and I do feel it's partially because of the Kindred Presets and the way I edited these. I am so excited to keep using Kindred and incorporating more digital into my portfolio all because of Kindred.