MV Preset Pack 01 : Concert Photography

MV Preset Pack 01 : Concert Photography


This Adobe Lightroom preset pack includes 5 development presets for concert photography, giving your live music photos a dark, contrasty, and heavily stylized look.

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I've been working hard on my first preset pack for a few months now, and I've taken these presets out for a spin on a few tours, adjusted them a million times, and I'm happy to report that I finally love them! These concert photography presets will give your live music photos a dark, contrasty, and heavily stylized look. 

This Adobe Lightroom preset pack includes 5 development presets for concert photography, and one adjustment preset to add grain to your photos.

Presets compatible with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, versions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, as well as Adobe Camera Raw.

The download is a .zip file that includes .lrtemplate file formats.


This preset my favorite black + white preset, and I use for both concert photography and other work that I do. This preset adds contrast and crushes the highlights, resulting in a moody and dark black and white look.

MV 01

One of my go-to presets I use on cool temperature photos, this preset works best on photos that already have some blues and yellows in them. Cool tones are added to both the shadows and highlights — just be careful using this one on anything that isn't an artificially lit concert photo, because it doesn't give accurate skin tones at all.

MV 02

Like green? This one's for you. This one works well on a lot of different types of photos, and can be used for either a light or dark green result. It will take the cool tones of a photo and change them to a lovely shade of green.

MV 03

One of my favorite presets of the bunch, this is one of the most "natural looking" — relatively speaking. It should work well on just about everything, giving warm, brown tones to your photo, plus it makes all of the cool tones my favorite teal color.

MV 04

A preset I don't use frequently, but when it hits the mark, it really hits the mark. This is the warmest preset in the pack, giving yellows and oranges dominance over even the coolest parts of the photo. 

MV Grain

This simple adjustment preset just adds an appealing grain to any photos you'd like, without making the grain overbearing or the focus of the image. It lends to the film-like colors I hoped to emulate throughout the development presets in this pack.

How to edit with these presets

You can approach processing your images with these presets in any way you’d like. When I use them, I’ll apply the preset, and immediately go straight to adjusting my white balance and my exposure. From there, don’t be afraid to jump into your highlights and shadows or HSL sliders, split-tone settings, and curves! These presets should give you a great jumping-off point to put your personal touch on your processing. Hope you enjoy.

Installing your Adobe Lightroom Presets

If on Lightroom version 7.3 or later, you’ll use the included .xmp presets:

  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file

  2. Open Lightroom

  3. Click ‘+’ in Lightroom’s “Preset” panel

  4. Select “Import Presets…”

  5. Navigate to the unzipped .xmp presets and select them

  6. Wait for import to complete

If on previous versions of Lightroom, which use .lrtemplate presets:

  1. Unzip the downloaded .zip file

  2. Select “Lightroom” -> “Preferences” from the menu

  3. Click “Presets” tab, then “Show Lightroom Presets Folder…” button

  4. Navigate to the “Develop Presets” folder

  5. Copy your presets folder into there

  6. Restart Lightroom


If you have any issues with these presets or are unhappy with them in any way, please email me at with your concerns and I’ll get back to you right away with a solution or a refund. Thanks for your support.