Peter McKinnon Lightroom Presets Review… Is It Worth It?

Peter McKinnon Lightroom Presets Review

When it comes to massive growth on YouTube, its fair to say that Peter McKinnon has experienced it like no other. Within his first year of uploading videos, his channel grew to 1 million hardcore subscribers. As of writing this, he has now reached just over 2.3 million subscribers which is staggering!

But when you look at Peter’s style and creativity, you can start to understand why he has become so popular. Also you may have seen his video about his custom Lightroom presets which of course perked my curiosity.

So in this article, I will be giving a quick overview and review of Peter McKinnon’s Lightroom presets to see if they are worthwhile for you. If you want to pick up the preset pack, you can get if for only $20 directly from his Sellfy shop.

Peter McKinnon Lightroom Presets Review – Is It Worth It?

So is the Lightroom preset pack worth it? When you look at the above photo comparison, need I say anymore? I have spent thousands of dollars on photography equipment and software. But out of all the money I have forked out. I would have to say these presets are the most value packed $20 I have ever spent.

Instead of spending hours editing my photos, I now instead use Peter’s presets as a foundation to get started. While many times the presets make the edits that I am after (which is great!), I also like to add my own tweaks too. Usually this is only adjusting the exposure, highlights, shadows and the saturation/hue levels.

You can check out my video below where I review the presets and show how to make them your own.

As you can see from the video, there are heaps of presets in this pack. 15 to be exact! Each one is slightly different from the last which makes them great for a wide range of uses. Below you can see a night time shot that I applied Frontier to that made it really pop!

If you are after the full list of presets in the pack, you can check them out below. My personal favourites are Avatar and Red Crush which look absolutely amazing in landscape photos.

What I also dig about this pack is that there is pretty much a preset for any type of photo. This includes portraits, night shots, landscapes, product photography, street photography, architectural and the list goes on!

  • Ansel
  • Avatar
  • Brighten Me up!
  • Dolomite
  • Frontier
  • Heat Stroke
  • Kodak Summer
  • Machiato
  • Maritimer
  • Mute Master
  • Overexpose Fix
  • Pool Party
  • Red Crush
  • Rift Valley
  • SoHo

In the above image I used the preset Frontier which adds a very grungy and grainy (almost film look) to this photo I recently captured in Cuba. Again, I made some light tweaks to make this image my own.

Overall, the Peter McKinnon Light room preset pack is an absolute value packed product that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to any photography. I have used and purchased many packs in the past which I have been quite disappointed with. But this is definitely not the case with this one!

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