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Hello, hello! Jeff Mindell here (jeffmindell), and for the next three and a half minutes or so, I’m a blogger. I wanted to share a little bit about my brand new Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions, called The Shore! I’m already the most nostalgic person you’ll probably ever meet and for me, the best photos are of candid memories. I grew up vacationing up and down the Jersey Shore every summer and have such vivid, sunny, colorful memories of it that I’m hoping will never fade. When I sat down to really think about what these filters would look like, I kept coming back to the warmer, sun-drenched aesthetic that I associate with all those summers back east. These are now the same presets that I use every day on the images that I share, and I hope you guys love The Shore as much as I loved creating it for you!

BEFORE

avalon

Avalon adds a soft, pink tint to photos to bring out the blush!

barnegat

Barnegat is warm and focuses on midtones by pulling shadows up and highlights down

point pleasant

Point Pleasant zeroes in on more harsh shadows and brighter blues!

seaside

Another warm filter with a slight mood & saturated reds

stone harbor

Stone Harbor is bright + saturated—just like a day at the Shore!

wildwood

Wildwood adds on the drama by mimicking the tones of a summer sunset

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite photos, edited with The Shore!

This photo was edited with Avalon. I love using this filter on images with tons of natural light as my warmer tones definitely tend to skew more pink than red or orange. In a room with tons of pink accents already, it just really beautifully punches up those rosy hues!

I used Barnegat on this one. For an image that naturally has more contrast between the highlights and shadows, I wanted to create a filter that softened both, bringing out more detail that might be hiding in the brightest or darkest parts of a photo. I also just love my blue-green tones (it’s a recurring theme with my editing style), so I had to include those details as well!

I wanted to create one filter that really brought out the true, vibrant colors of the outdoors—and that’s Stone Harbor. Plants and trees are their greenest green and skies are the bluest of blue. Keep in mind though that none of these filters are a “one size fits all” type situation as every photo is different! If you try this one on, for example, and it’s maybe too colorful for your specific image, try scaling the intensity to 50% or lower. 🙂

Thanks for taking a look at The Shore! You can see more before + afters and download it here for Photoshop or Lightroom.

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