Setting Your Own Camera Defaults In Lightroom Is Easy As Pie

With as much time we are all spending in front of Lightroom as photographers, I think it is safe to say we are all looking for ways to help processing go faster without sacrificing quality. This is one reason why creating your own presets is so helpful, it allows you to quickly and easily get the look and feel you are going for on a series of images with just a few clicks and tweaks.

But what about before it is time to start applying presets? Are there settings that you always apply to each of your images that you would just assume Lightroom automatically apply on import? Well, guess what? No more need to waste your time by applying these one by one anymore. You can set default settings in Lightroom for your camera and the system will automatically apply these on import for you without you having to do anything.

How to achieve this is shown in this Lightroom Coffee Break video, the process is incredibly simple. Take a look for yourself:

See? If you didn’t know about this already it can be a huge time saver to set your defaults so that you don’t have to waste time applying them individually and waiting for previews to render correctly again on everything.

This is so helpful in making sure your images are actually ready to cull/process right after import, rather than needing to make a ton of tweaks beforehand.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.