I was going through some old images in Lightroom, just trying to purge some unwanted images that were kind of suckish, to quote my son, when I saw this shot.
I was getting ready to delete it but instead I started playing with some of the develop tools just to see what I could come up with. As I continued trying different things, I noticed that I was getting close to something resembling a Holga photo. I made some more adjustments and came up with this image.
I liked the effect so much that I decided to save it as a Lightroom preset so that I can quickly apply the same treatment to other photos later on. The best thing about presets is that you don’t have to settle with the look, rather it can be a great starting place to refine the look for each image.
I’m providing this Holga Preset for you to download if you wish (click here to download). To load it into Lightroom, simply unzip the file and then right-click in the Lightroom User Preset panel (make sure you are in the Develop Module) and click on Import and then just point to the file and you’re good to go.