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Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel is a San Francisco based Fine Art Portrait and Wedding Photographer whose emotive work is inspired by quiet moments. His signature pieces involve the molding of natural and artificial light in dramatic ways to draw attention to expression and emotion. Highly inspired by cinema, his photos often tell an open ended story. The intentional use of color further draws the viewer into the feeling and mood of each photograph he takes.

Supported Software

• Adobe® Lightroom® 4 or later (Classic)
• Adobe® Camera Raw 10.3 or later
• Adobe® Lightroom® CC Desktop 1.4 or later and Mobile (Non-Classic)


No. 02

Lotus BW

ADOBE - The Lotus B&W pack compliments the color pack and features two signature monochromatic presets that are Nirav’s main treatments for both his wedding and portrait work. These treatments can go from a high contrast look to a softer more elegant feel with a few simple modifications. The included modifiers simplify the editing process and streamline workflow to help create stunning black and whites while also saving time. The feel of these presets is highly inspired by movies like Roma and Ida and was also inspired by the works of master photojournalists in the 60’s and 70’s.

Includes:
• Monochrome 1 Preset + Modifiers • Monochrome 2 Preset + Modifiers • Lotus BW Toolkit • Lightroom Mobile Presets (LR Desktop required for syncing)

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Lotus Bundle

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Lotus Bundle

Includes:

• Lotus (Nirav Patel)
• Lotus BW (Nirav Patel)

Lotus BW

Monochrome 1

Includes

  • Monochrome 1 Preset + Modifiers
  • Monochrome 2 Preset + Modifiers
  • Lotus BW Tools
  • Lightroom Mobile Presets
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• Elegant, Artful and Timeless
• Easily adaptable for all lighting conditions
• Dual Illuminant camera profiles (LR Classic and ACR only)
• ISO Adaptive Presets (LR Classic 9.3 or later)

BW PRESETS:


MONOCHROME 1

A timeless BW treatment that gives you a bold look while still maintaining a nice balance of detail in the shadows and highlights. Contrast as well as highlight and shadow detail can easily be managed using the provided modifiers to get the feel of your images right where you want them. This preset works best for images with low to medium contrast.

Modifiers: Brighten Whites, Grain, Highlight Recovery, Shadow Recovery


MONOCHROME 2

A timeless BW preset that gives you a softer more delicate look and preserves more detail throughout. I typically only need to slightly adjust the contrast and black slider to where I like it after applying the treatment, making editing faster and photo consistency much greater. This preset works best for images that have a medium to high contrast.

Modifiers: Brighten Whites, Grain, Highlight Recovery, Shadow Recovery

MODIFIERS:


BRIGHTEN WHITES

For images where you want to get a bit more of an edgy and high contrast look, this modifier adds a very slight pop to the highlights while preserving the shadows.


GRAIN

Add different levels of grain based on film speeds of 160, 400, 1600, and 3200. 160 delivers minimal grain and a cleaner image while 3200 adds much more grain but still maintains a beautiful artful and filmic look.


HIGHLIGHT RECOVERY

Used to recover detail within the highlights of an image. I prefer modifiers that are subtle so you won’t see a huge jump in your image when applying this.


SHADOW RECOVERY

Used to recover detail within the shadows of an image

TOOLS:


LENS CORRECTION

Fixes lens distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration.


LEVEL

Straightens and fixes angled lines.

LOTUS BW by Nirav Patel

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