Hey everyone! We are excited to introduce to you our latest free preset, Trails Preset. This preset was created for all your outdoorsy adventures! Shot on one of the many gorgeous trails found in the Blue Ridge Parkway, this preset was made to enhance all the natural reds and greens of shifting seasons. We wanted to go with the Blue Ridge Parkway because it is a truly beautiful location filled with hundreds of different species and great places for photoshoots, as well as having a decent amount of history attached to it.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a pretty vast area, stretching and following the peak of the statuesque Blue Ridge Mountains, which runs through Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. Interestingly, the Parkway is the longest road planned as a single unit in the States, spanning a total of 469 miles! The construction of the Parkway wasn’t completed in one go, but instead was split into 45 separate projects and spanned over a few years until completion was reached. Now the Parkway holds many wonders for so many travelers, including numerous trails, waterfalls, mountains, valleys, and beautiful natural gardens overflowing with a multitude of flowers and other plants.
This location was used because the overcast skies made for a great shoot along with the colors of reds, oranges, greens and yellows working perfectly together for an overall image. This is what inspired the development of the Trails Preset, allowing the colors to pop against the hazy gray weather. Similar to what you may find at other parks and nature trails, using the Blue Ridge Parkway allowed us to show different aspects of what you may come across while doing nature photography, so regardless of the trail, this preset has got you covered! We do recommend overcast weather to get a soft, even lighting when using this preset for the best outcome. As well as the most compatible colors, we recommend using more reds and greens. This preset is meant more for taking care of the colors of the images, so you may still want to adjust the exposure.
Thanks for checking out this week’s free preset! We hope you have fun using it on all your nature ventures, so be sure to download the Trails Preset for free today to use with your next nature photoshoot! Sign up your email below to get access to it and we look forward to releasing our next free preset, thanks again!