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Kindred Essential comes with 2 presets, the original contrast version and its low contrast version. Essential was created to be an all around, strong option for most any lighting scenario and works in both natural light and artificial light. Essential has warmer highlights and shadows. If you like peachy warm highlights, Essential is your match.
Kindred Technical is one preset. Technical was made to be paired with reception images and or artificial light. However, many of our users are loving using technical all the time and not just for artificial light images. Technical has cooler highlights and shadows. If you like brassy gold highlights and a little more pop, Technical is for you.
Both presets have crisp clean whites and contrast but their whites and contrast are structured very differently.
Though the preset was originated using Canon SLRs, we have tested over 150,000 images from ALL camera makes and models. The presets have been tweaked to work across the board. Some of our most successful users are thrilled to say that they finally have a preset that pairs well with their Nikon!
Just as most do when using film, the best practice is to expose properly for your subjects and then alter the preset as needed when editing. Kindred can handle most anything you throw at it but it really shines with properly to slightly underexposed images.
Great question! We’ve found that Kindred Technical does magical things with poorly lit images, shady day portraits, and images that are asking for a little bit more punch just as well as it does with artificial light images.
Absolutely! Kindred Essential is a team player and workhorse. There is something to be said for the crisp rendering Technical had when applied to a flash image, but Essential has her own magic too.
Due to the nature of digital products, we are unable to offer a refund on purchases of the Kindred Presets. You can utilize our testing service if you wish to see how your images look with Kindred applied and if you are unhappy with your purchase, please reach out to us or to our community on Facebook, many times, your issues can be solved with some tweaking and learning of the preset. We are here to help you succeed and would love to be of service!
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