(Picture from Doyoutravel website)
Presets are a huge business right now with every influencer bringing out their own. If you don’t know, presets are basically filters that require a subscription to Adobe Lightroom and then you can adjust the filters over your photos to get a certain Instagram look. There are so many elegant feeds all over Instagram at the moment so it’s no surprise that people want to recreate a certain look for themselves. As someone who spends hours on Instagram looking at travel influencers feeds, I’ve now found 15 of the leading presets, in my opinion. I love a good discount code so follow the people on Instagram to keep an eye for when they’re on sale.
By @doyoutravel and @gypsea_lust
These guys are incredible, their videos and instagrams show you so much of the world and where they travel and now you can recreate their look. They have over 1000 customer reviews on their website and plenty of advice on how to use their packs on the website.
2) Jolie Janine
There is an incredible amount of presets on this site and I love them! There is also a useful, Which to buy? Page which shows you the different bundles and options available, making it really easy to shop. There’s a How to install guide as well as reviews so loads of information to help you make the right choice when shopping.
3) Lisa Homsy
Currently unavailable, Lisa is working on some new presets which I am so excited to see. She also has a free preset on her website called Boardwalk which is what I am using on my Instagram currently. I love the idea of a free preset before you purchase a full pack, as they can be quite pricey.
4) Jaci Marie
Jaci-Marie has a very distinct look for her Instagram pictures and her presets reflect this. She has a pastel pack with five of her presets and also a mobile pack with three of her presets. They’re very light and creamy so these are worth a look if you’re after her look.
5) Amy Seder
Amy has created preset for both mobile and desktop which both have 10 presets each. The Glow preset has to be my favourite, seems like it can brighten up any image making it pop for Instagram.
(Meeting Aggie last year from Travel in her shoes!)
Aggie has created some beautiful presets organised by tone instead of location. I love that she has so many bundles for both mobile and desktop version too. Aggie is also someone who frequently runs discount codes from her Instagram stories so definitely keep an eye on them.
7) Meg Legs
Meg is creating more presets by the looks of things and sometimes has one off presets on sale. On the link above at the moment it looks like there is one pack for mobile presets and then another one for desktop with 4 or 5 presets in each. Her Bora-bora lightroom preset is beautiful too, as a one off!
The queen of Instagram, Tezza has created some incredible presets and I’m so looking forward to the payday when I can click buy on the Everything bundle. You can get 19 presets for $128 and each one looks stunning! Her blog, presets, collage kits and now book, are all really fun and if you want to find out more about Tezza, have a look on her website.
Sarah has two preset packs which are both for the mobile version of lightroom. There’s also a really detailed instruction guide for everything you need to get the pictures looking just right. Her before and after images show you how much they can enhance and look so dreamy.
Two presets pack that are all about Paradise! With 8 different presets and the Ultimate Paradise collection has 15 altogether, these two packs are perfect for any travel pictures you might take. Both packs work with the desktop version with Lightroom.
A few different packs here to explore, I think the Moroccan Oasis Collection looks stunning! The Blonde Abroad also does a Complete collection pack which is usually around $335 and has 40 custom presets included! An investment pack for sure, but these pictures look amazing in every single preset.
(Using the Haylsa Greece preset 15)
12) Haylsa Presets
Divided by country, Haylsa has beautiful presets that were actually one of the first packs I bought. She re-did a lot of them recently and her Europe summer pack is stunning! Each pack has around 8 presets and she caters to both Lightroom desktop and mobile presets.
13) Salt in our hair
I want the dream collection so much, there are so many gorgeous colours that are popping in their presets. They have three packs of presets and also one suitable for Lightroom mobile which is always useful. I always love it when people test the presets on real photos which is what these guys did on over 100 Instagram fans pictures.
14) Mel Vandersluis
I am in love with Mels Travel and Lifestyle presets as there seems to be a perfect preset for any type of image in there. Travel and Lifestyle presets II is next on my wishlist but I think with one pack you can do a lot here.
15) Salty Luxe
The one preset pack that caters to all images, they have some really jaw-dropping sunset imagery that I love. The Salty Luxe presets make you want to travel the world just to experience their photos, but you can own something similar to create your own images and that is with their Ultimate Wanderlust Preset pack.
All these Instagram influencers have created beautiful images with their presets and Lightroom is such a useful tool for creating a certain look to your own travel pictures.
I own a few that I love and recommend all the time and that is Mel Vandersluis and her Travel and Lifestyle preset pack. I also am wishing on Tezza’s Everything bundle but may have to settle for the classic! If you’re unsure of where to start, I’d click on a few links and see what theme the presets seem to give you and whether that matches with the types of images you like. You can also message some of them and see if they’ll edit one of your pictures for free as a trial. Hope you enjoy these Instagram presets!
I post once a week covering topics such as solo travel, working and living abroad and also creating Gabriella’s Guides to places I have been. I cover topics under the following categories such as Planning and Packing, The Travel Diary, Travel Inspiration, Photo Diaries, Gabriella’s Guides and Working Abroad.