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Sam Hurd

Hours after being offered a job from a NASA contractor, Sam dropped everything to go all in as a political news and celebrity portrait photographer in DC. Sam was inevitably drawn to wedding photography as a space to promote more inventive ideas. His focus is on photographic techniques which, though deceptively simple, have potential to transform difficult or uninspiring shooting environments into one of a kind opportunities for every photo created.

Supported Software

• Adobe® Lightroom® Classic 7.3 or later
• Adobe® Camera Raw 10.4 or later


• Lightroom mobile presets included (LR Desktop required for syncing)


No. 02

Gainstage

Gainstage is an evolutionary preset built upon the 3D LUT developed for Signal Flow.

Targeting the golden zone of balanced rich color saturation, and flattering skin tone, Gainstage is where Sam starts with every photo from every camera.

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Signal Flow Bundle

Includes:

• Signal Flow (Sam Hurd)
• Gainstage (Sam Hurd)

Gainstage

Gainstage

Includes

  • Gainstage Preset
  • Gainstage Soft Preset
  • Jpeg Finalizer Tool
  • 3D Lut Creative Profile
  • Editing with Gainstage Tutorial
  • Editing with Jpeg Finalizer Tutorial
  • Gainstage Exercise Files
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INCLUDES:

GAINSTAGE PRESETS

ISO ADAPTIVE INTERPIXEL EDITING PRESETS


Gainstage

Preset - My workhorse preset built to work in any condition with minimal adjustments. Gainstage trends yellow and orange colors toward a golden hue, and leverages the legendary Midtone 41 for warmly balanced tone.


Gainstage Soft

Preset - A specially modified version of Gainstage that is more forgiving with skin tones. Gainstage Soft is particularly well suited for shiny skin, and harsh/direct sunlight.

TOOLS


Jpeg Finalizer

Tool - Utilizes a separate BitDepth profile anticipating a JPEG file for a “cooked”and final look.

3D LUT CREATIVE PROFILES

COMBINE WITH PRESETS YOU ALREADY USE

  • BitDepth X Profile : Custom 3d LUT based profile blended w/ DVLOP X
  • Custom 3D LUT base profile for use w/ JPEG sources


Flat 3D LUT with nothing applied


Final Bit Depth 3D LUT


Creative Profile I call “BitDepth” containing my custom 3D LUT lookup table blended with the DVLOP X platform


CIE Chromaticity lut analysis of Bit Depth


GAINSTAGE TUTORIALS



Editing with Gainstage


Editing with the JPEG Finalizer

GAINSTAGE

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