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Pre-Wedding Session by Artystafoto
 
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Geriel from Artystafoto has done it again with this stunning pre-wedding session on coral beaches, drone footage, an impeccable sunset, and a couple madly in love. This session is so well composed from beginning to end and edited with a timeless fine art hand. 

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Geriel shoots with a mirrorless Sony Alpha a7ii and Mitakon 50mm 0.95 lens at about 2.0f. For outdoor sessions he says that he shoots close to perfect exposure and sets his camera to 5000 Kelvin to achieve a consistent white balance to make his editing even quicker.

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ARTYSTAFOTO | GERIEL RAMOS

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To achieve his Fine Art edit, Geriel leans on Patina from the REFINED Signature Preset collection w/ Caroline Tran. With his consistent WB and exposure, his edits are quick. He applies the preset, increases exposure if needed, and adds one of REFINED's 3 grain options. Enjoy some wonderful before & after examples below.

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REFINED SIGNATURE PRESETS w/ CAROLINE TRAN

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Farm Fresh by Ali Harper
 
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I've been a huge fan of Ali Harper for years now. Always finding myself gazing at her lifestyle and still life work. She has a wonderful knack for light, simplicity and composition. Today Ali not only shoots commercial and lifestyle work, but she is talented stock photographer for Stocksy and is the owner and writer of the blog Chase Your Happy an 'Inspiration for Creativepreneurs'. Be sure sure to visit her site and blog to dive deep into her gorgeous work and words. 

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Ali captured these wonderful images during a day trip to a local farm in Serenbe, Georgia and shared them in our REFINED Presets Social group and we were all instantly smitten! Several people in the group commented that they couldn't believe they were digital...and I agree. Such wonderful captures. Learn what she shoots with and her presets of choice below.

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You can find Ali shooting with a Canon 5diii and Canon 50mm 1.2L for nearly all of her work. She tends to shoot between 1.8-2.8 aperature and meters right at proper exposure. 


ALI HARPER PHOTOGRAPHY

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To achieve her clean polished film aesthetic Ali used both Pure and Patina from the REFINED Signature Presets in her editing. She leans on Pure for commercial work that needs truer colors and cleaner edits, and Patina for a bit more of a raw film look. She used both for this set of images and was pleasantly surprised at how consistent they were in the same collection of images. Just how we designed them to be! 

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REFINED SIGNATURE Presets

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Madly in Love by Mariko
 
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"I just need to say again, thank you thank you thank you!! from the bottom of my heart. I don't know how I got so lucky to win these presets, but I am beyond stoked that I did and I'm so grateful. I had been in such a rut with my editing in the past 6 months or so (to the point where I was considering if being a photographer was meant for me) and was desperately needing a change. This was literally an answer to my prayers when I found your presets, and also when I won!! Thank you for helping me get back on the straight and narrow ;)"- Mariko

As you may have guessed, Mariko won our last preset giveaway and we are also stoked that she did! Could you imagine her hanging up the towel on this talent? Not only is she a wonderful photographer, but she clearly has a knack for getting her clients happy and relaxed in front of her camera...even in the blistering cold. 

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Mariko shoots with a Niko d750 and used Patina from the REFINED Signature Presets for this session. Be sure to head over to Mariko's website to see more of her work and her contagiously happy couples!

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MARIKO KAY PHOTOGRAPHY

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When Mariko sent us the SOOC files she mentioned that they were losing a lot of light towards the end of the session, but she loved how well the presets still worked. Here we can see the power of a RAW image in post editing, and that REFINED Presets can handle quite a bit as well. We suggest a midline exposure, or exposing for the highlights when a lot of light is involved to retain those highlights, but if you are losing light, or even accidentally underexpose we still have your back. 

Patina and BW from REFINED Signature Presets

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REFINED Signature Presets

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Ethereal Fig Styled Shoot by Yumi M Photography
 
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When Yumi shared her sneak peek of this style shoot in the REFINED Presets Social (Facebook group) it stopped all of us in our tracks. Soft, ethereal, perfect color palette....and that grain! She pushed her edit to lean towards a very fine art film look and we couldn't be more obsessed with it!

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"I finally purchased Refined and I couldn't been happier!!!! This preset is simply amazing 💞
Edited with Patina & Pure" - Yumi

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YUMI M PHOTO 

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To achieve this gorgeous film aesthetic Yumi used REFINED Signature Preset pack. 'Patina' from REFINED Signature Preset was used perfectly here with a lifted shadow and Grain + from the Signature set to achieve a light and airy fine art feel. 

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REFINED I Presets

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Motherhood Mini Session by Lumi Photo
 
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Suzy's images pop up frequently in the REFINED Presets Instagram feed these days, and we are not sorry for that. Her ability to capture authentic connections between her clients and her use of space is captivating. Recently Suzy made a "mini" studio out of a spare room in her home that is a perfect "little white box of light" for her Motherhood Mini Sessions. And we couldn't agree more! The light and clean palette allows the viewer to focus on the bond between mother and child, a captured moment that her clients will treasure for many years to come. Her dear friend and fellow photographer Marialisa Militello and new babe simply glow in this session.

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Suzy shoots with a Canon Mark III digital camera and uses her Sigma 35mm lens to allow the width she needs in her 'mini' space. Combined with the REFINED I presets she creates a clean, minimal, natural and timeless look to her images. Scroll down to see a few Before & After edits. 

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LUMI PHOTO | SUZY GOJCAJ

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To achieve a clean and minimal edit, Suzy used REFINED I Preset pack. REFINED I was created to give a very clean and timeless edit with a film aesthetic. Her go to combination for color is REFINED + Grain + Soften, and exposure and white balance tweaks if needed. The BW images are BW Soft + Grain

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REFINED I Presets

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Tropical Engagement by Artystafoto
 
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I distinctly remember the morning that I was scrolling through Facebook and saw one of the images below and paused. It was beautiful. It was film (or so I thought) and I wondered who shot it. I clicked, and found myself in REFINED Presets Social group. Wait what? This was not only digital, but it was edited with our REFINED Presets! Geriel was a first time poster in the group and knocked it out of the park with this edit. After picking my jaw up off the floor (and doing a teeny tiny back pat to myself) I messaged him wanting to know more. What he shot it with, which preset he used and why the heck is his work not already in our IG feed? 

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He shot this session with his Sony a7ii with the Mitakon 50mm 0.95 lens at about 2.0f and edited them with 'Patina' from the REFINED Signature w/ Caroline Tran presets (Before and After below). The combo and his edit, gives them a very Kodak Portra film edit. I have seen the mirrorless Sony's and Fuji GFX pop up quite a bit these days, especially amongst hybrid shooters and I am beyond impressed with the results...and now have added them to my personal wish list and you might want to too!


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Since we all like seeing the Before & Afters, Geriel was kind enough to share a few with us. He used Patina & Grain from REFINED Signature Presets for the color images and BW & Grain++ for the black and white image (above). His tweaks were WB, exposure and a touch of contrast!

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REFINED Signature Presets

Interested in submitting a session edited w/ REFINED Presets? Email or dropbox us some images to editrefined@gmail.com for consideration!