Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets

Ready to take your star photography to the next level, and learn some really cool stuff along the way? With my easy-to-use Under The Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 presets package & the click of a button your night skies will be transformed forever.  I used my presets to process the following shot as well as the three below, now they are available to everyone!

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Now you can get the Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets for free when purchasing my Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels.

At the bottom of this page you can find reviews from lots of satisfied users.

Want a full in depth tutorial experience that walks you through my step by step star photography post processing techniques? After you get the presets, check this stuff out, it's guaranteed to light up your nights! Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial & Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshops.
When Worlds Collide
Edited Using the Under the Stars Presets

These 48 amazing presets allow you to bring out all the night sky's beauty in just one click. Each of the following shots was processed in the Demo/Video below with one of my presets, no more, no less. If you want to learn more check out the informational video, which can be found below my preset picture examples.

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Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets ( $10 )
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Please note the video compression did not process the darker tones very well, you may see minor noise at the bottom of the screen. You will not see any of this noise when using your Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets, they will appear just as mine do above.

This video was made when only Lightroom 4 was available so it states they only work for Lightroom 4. The Presets DO WORK for Lightroom 4 & 5.

Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets Video

Get the Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets for Free When Purchasing his Star Photography Photoshop Actions & Luminosity Channels 
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Not yet sure how to take pictures of the night sky? That's OK just follow the link to my Free Star Photography Tutorial and become an expert in no time.
Please contact me with any questions Info@DaveMorrowPhotography.com


Will these presets work on my PC and/or Apple computer? 
Yes, they will work on any computer running Adobe Lightroom 4 or 5.
How do I install the presets on my computer once I purchase them? 
A full instructional step by step guide is included in the download you will receive after purchasing. 
How can I learn more about star photography and/or post processing of these shots?
First of all, read through my Free Star Photography Tutorial. If you want to learn more
I offer personal training sessions over Skype or Google+ chat and teach many different types of post processing techniques. Just check out the link ---> One on One Personal Instruction or shoot me an email.
How long did it take you to learn star photography?
My first shot of the Milky Way is the one posted at the top of this page, it was taken in August 2012. I honed my skills by spending hours under the stars shooting the sky at many different ISO, aperture and exposure settings until the best results were achieved. I still learn with each shot I take and process. Star photography is not as hard as most may think, so get out there and start exploring the night sky!
Here are a few more of my star shots in which I used the presets to bring out the stars in one form or another.
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/11/spires-mount-rainier-washington.html
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
When We Were Stars - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops


Ivan said...

Awesome presets for star photography, some of them are really awesome and even with foreground subjects and star trails still look awesome and easy to tweak.

Dave Morrow said...

Thanks for the great feedback Ivan, really glad you find them useful!

Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thank you love the presets, have not used them on my milky way shots as yet but used them on a couple of moonlight star shots and was very happy with the results...

Ryan Crowley said...

Excellent work Dave, I love the attention to detail.

As a new initiate to star photography, I have found your tutorial invaluable, and had already impressed my friends and family.
With these new presets, I expect to get some nice reactions.

One thing that has been bugging me, is how high quality your RAW's are compared to mine - specifically the level of noise present.
My camera is only a 650D, at 3200 ISO, however I cannot believe how dark your blacks are, with an incredible low level of noise around the constellations.

Thanks Again

Dave Morrow said...

Thanks! I just checked out your pictures, very nice! I included a few of my own RAW files of the stars with the presets for you to mess around with just in case:)

Dave Morrow said...

Thats awesome Ryan, really glad you found it helpful. The D800 RAW file quality is amazing. The light and color that you can pull out of those things is just insane:) The Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens probably has some effect on that too.

Lotus (Sarcastic Mom) said...

So, I just dug up an old star photo that I took in Death Valley in November 2011. The photo wasn't that great, but it looks amazing now. Thanks, Dave! Incidentally, I used another preset to process a sunrise on Mesquite Dunes. These presets are great. :)

Dave Morrow said...

Hey Lotus,

Thanks so much:) Glad you like them. I use the presets for all sorts of stuff. That might just be the best part. Thx for the kind words!

Christine Roberson said...

Pretty amazing stuff. I'm not a professional photographer, or even a photographer at all. I'm just a mom who likes pic's. And I must say, yours are some of the best I've seen. Keep up the good work, and I keep checking them out. Thanks

Brad Perry said...

Your presets are amazing! I don't have many of my own files to work on, but working on the files you included was awesome! Can't wait to work on some of my own photos! Again, awesome presets! :D

Dave Morrow said...

WOW, awesome to hear. It is always great to have non-photographer fans viewing my pics:) Thanks for stopping by the site!

Dave Morrow said...

Hey Brad, awesome to hear, really glad you like them:) I may have been thinking ahead when including those RAW files, glad someone was able to use them. Enjoy!

3amigoz said...

I'm simply a satisfied customer, thanks for these great presets.

Dave Morrow said...

Awesome to hear:) Thanks for leaving a comment it means alot!

Jan Arvid Grimsrud said...

Thanks for sharing these presets, Dave! And at 5 dollars this is a must-have. (I was prepared to spend atleast 20-30 dollars on it)

I've been trying to take milkyway pictures for two years now, but always got disapointed when I came home and looked through the pictures. I never figured out how to bring out the right settings, so your presets really brought out the BANG I needed!

Here is a before and after photo of one of my first real tries at milkyway photography:

The image speaks for itself.

Here is another one, which I think is even better:

Michael Mauro said...

Dave, the LR Presets ended up being a great way to give my editing some flavor. I seem to have a style and direction that doesn't lend itself to a lot of creativity and the presets on a few of my photos have really brought out some interesting looks. One of which Flickr put up in their Explore page seen here.
Portland Headlight (Explored) on Flickr

And one my wife took of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

These presets just keep on giving beyond the star shots. I use them frequently to give me some different looks to start editing by or a different direction when I get stumped. Best few dollars I've spent toward my hobby.

Taylor Raymond said...

Will these presets only work with Lightroom 4?

Foto Face Photography said...

Wow . Very nice stars photos man.

Dave Morrow said...

Thanks, really glad you are enjoying them. Nice pics!

Dave Morrow said...

Awesome to hear. Yeah I agree, it's nice to have presets to mix things up every once in a while. I use them from time to time on and array of different pics. Thanks for the nice feedback.

Dave Morrow said...


Dave Morrow said...

Thank you

Shelby Kyle said...

I just ran across this. I am so excited to begin the journey! I am new to photography and am currently using a Canon 60D. I do not have the lens you mention, but will make the best of what I am using for now. Thank you so very much for this valuable information!!

Liam Moloney said...

some useful presets there, thank you, and for all the good advice ! Just used one on my facebook page on a star shot I had recently taken !

Adam Ormes Lichacz said...

Hi Dave,

Awesome shots and tutorial! Could you possibly recommend equivalent lenses for a Canon D1 Mk 1?
It seems lens quality and specs vary a lot and I'm still quite new to this...

Thanks again for sharing your experience with us!

Adam Ormes Lichacz said...

Sorry Canon 5D Mk1*

Dave Morrow said...

Hi Shelby,

Enjoy yourself out there:) That's fine, you can use any lens to start with.

Dave Morrow said...

You're welcome. Great to hear!

Dave Morrow said...

Sure there is an interactive lens recommendation section at the bottom of my Free Star Photography Tutorial

Alex Lipov said...


any way to purchase the presets without paypal ?

Thx :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, just a question: will the presets work with Lightroom 5?


mdlMan said...

It says above in the FAQ that it works with Lightroom 4 and 5

Dave Morrow said...

Hi Alex, only PayPal, sorry:)

Unknown said...

Ran across a link to you at Petapixel, and I'm buying your presets. I've taken some Milky Way shots already, and a few have turned out pretty good with my by-hand processing. (You can see the latest here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oly410/14470621751/) I think your presets may well rescue some of the discards, and will give me more options in future, such as on my night trip to the Bodie ghost town next weekend!

Kentucky said...

Hello Dave,

Awesome shots and tutorial! Could you possibly recommend equivalent lenses for a Canon D1 Mk 1?
It seems lens quality and specs vary a lot and I'm still quite new to this...


Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

I am trying to organize the presets in Lightroom. Could you please post a list of the names of your presets so that I can put them in one folder. Thanks.


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