Lightroom series part 15: How to create a vintage-looking portrait in Lightroom

Lightroom tutorial vintage portrait
(Image credit: Sean McCormack)

Wit all the nostalgia surrounding film and alternative film-making, we’re seeing a resurgence of artists using almost-forgotten photography techniques. I’ve attended some wet-plate collodion classes myself, and can attest to how much fun it is. Processing photos by hand isn’t for everyone, but it’s still possible to get the look for your digital photos using Lightroom.

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Sean McCormack

Sean McCormack is a commercial, and editorial photographer, book author, and regular contributor to Digital Camera magazine based in Galway, Ireland. He has extensive experience with Lightroom, dating back to its original beta version, and has tried out just about every plugin and preset available. His latest book is Essential Development 3: 25 Tips for Lightroom Classic’s Develop Module