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Noble Presets | An Updated Review on the Noble Signature Preset

One of my most popular posts on my website was my first review of the Noble Signature presets. I wanted to check back in to share that, yes, I am still using the signature preset. I am a film and digital wedding and newborn photographer based in upstate NY. I use the Noble Signature preset to help match my film scans from Richard Photo Lab. I find that the preset works best with Fuji 400h, but I also use it to match Portra 400 with a bit more tweaking.

I first wanted to set some expectations and share a few tips to help get the best result when using this preset. So here we go:

  • You first need to understand what good light is and how to properly expose your images. I always use open shade, window light and backlight with a reflective surface to light my subjects.

  • Know what reflective surfaces are and how they impact skin tones. For example, if you are shooting a subject on bright green grass, you will get a color cast of green on their skin tones. I shoot primarily in the Northeast where we have a lot of rain and very green grass. I often have to add quite a bit of magenta to my images to balance out the greens if I can’t find a neutral reflective surface.

  • No preset will be a one click wonder. I often make tweaks to white balance, tone and clarity. I also love using the Noble enhancers. My favorites are 7a Greens Natural and 16 Reception Flash. When I am shooting Portra film I do have to make some modifications to a few color sliders, but I have that saved as a preset to make it fast.

  • I recommend slightly underexposing. Bringing up shadows is easier than trying to save the highlights.

  • I personally use Auto White Balance for my camera.

  • If you are editing against film images, I recommend using the reference view in Lightroom. This allows you to have an anchor reference image to edit against.

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One of the most frequent questions in my last post was to see some SOOC images. I am back to share some more recent work and compare them to my film images.

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature  + 7a Greens Natural+

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature + 7a Greens Natural+

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature  + 7a Greens Natural+

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature + 7a Greens Natural+

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab

Nikon D750 | SOOC with Flash

Nikon D750 | SOOC with Flash

Nikon D750 |  Noble Signature

Nikon D750 | Noble Signature

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature  + 7a Greens Natural+

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature + 7a Greens Natural+

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 | SOOC

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature  + 7a Greens Natural+

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature + 7a Greens Natural+

Fuji 400H | Noritsu |  Richard Photo Lab  + Spot removal of tree in background

Fuji 400H | Noritsu | Richard Photo Lab + Spot removal of tree in background

Nikon D810 | SOOC + Spot removal of tree in background (just being real)

Nikon D810 | SOOC + Spot removal of tree in background (just being real)

Nikon D810 |  Noble Signature  + 7a Greens Natural+ + Spot removal of tree in background

Nikon D810 | Noble Signature + 7a Greens Natural+ + Spot removal of tree in background


Thanks for following along! Leave a comment in below with any other questions! 

And as a housekeeping note, I am an affiliate for Noble Presets. I receive a small referral fee for purchases made through my website.  I appreciate if you purchase the presets after finding my honest review helpful. Only products I fully believe in and ACTUALLY USE will be presented and reviewed on my website. #keepingitreal

Noble Presets | The Best Film Inspired Preset on The Market

Update: Head on over to my 2019 post with tips and tricks for Noble Presets.

Hi Friends! I know this is a strange post to see on my website, but I thought it would be fun to start reintroducing some behind the scenes/business posts back on my site. As most of you know, I am a hybrid photographer. Every wedding and portrait session that you have seen on my site for the past few years has been shot on my Pentax 645nii, Nikon F6 35mm and various Nikon digital bodies. While I love the look of film, I am also in love with having an iron clad backup process to keep my images safe. Having redundant copies of the important moments I capture on both digital and film formats helps me sleep a little better at night. Now if only my 6 month old can help me out :)

Being a hybrid photographer comes with a bit more work, one of the largest being in the film and digital image color matching area. I have used MANY presets on the market and recently fell deep in love with Noble Presets, which are available for use in Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom. Every other preset I have used, I had difficulties with the skin tones, blues, oranges and greens. I was going into the color sliders for EVERY image and making changes. When I started using Noble, my editing life got a whole lot easier. It is the closest match to Fuji 400H that I have seen on the market. The skin tones are flattering just like film and the greens and blues are perfect! When matching my Fuji 400H film, it is the easiest to work with. I only have to make modifications to white balance and the tone sliders! 

Primarily shooting in the New York and New England area means that I have to deal with some tricky lighting conditions. I often have to shoot Portra 400 rated at 800 and ask my lab to push +1. Noble has been very easy to tweak to match this as well. Yes, I do have to make some small modifications to the color slider for these specific images, but I have already saved that as my own preset to help. It is also 10 times easier to tweak than any other preset I have used. 

Just because you aren't a hybrid photographer doesn't mean you can't use Noble. It is a great option for those that do not shoot film but want a film look, or just one that has natural, timeless tones. Below you can find MANY examples of comparison images between film and digital. I am breaking it out into two sections of images. One set where I used Noble during my normal editing process of matching film and digital images. The second set is when I first tried Noble on already delivered images without touching the film images I already delivered to my client. Leave a comment below with any questions. You can see more examples of my work with Noble on Instagram

If you are looking for the best film inspired presets on the market, you do not have to look any further. Noble really is the best. Find out more information about them in this link. 

Below are some sample images that were done when matching digital and film images during my normal editing process. Just a reminder, I like my pushed film (Portra 400 rated at 800 and pushed one at the lab) processed on Noritsu and my Fuji 400H rated at 200 on Frontier. My lab loves me and my complicated lighting situations :) 

Noble Signature Preset |  Nikon D810

Noble Signature Preset | Nikon D810

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Portra 400  +1 | Processed on Noritsu |  The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Portra 400 +1 | Processed on Noritsu | The FIND Lab

Noble Signature Preset |  Nikon D810

Noble Signature Preset | Nikon D810

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Portra 400  +1 | Processed on Noritsu |  The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Portra 400 +1 | Processed on Noritsu | The FIND Lab

Noble Signature Preset | Nikon D810

Noble Signature Preset | Nikon D810

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Portra 400  +1 | Processed on Frontier |  Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Portra 400 +1 | Processed on Frontier | Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Portra 400  + 1 | Processed on Frontier |  Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Portra 400 + 1 | Processed on Frontier | Carmencita Film Lab

Noble Signature Preset |  Nikon D810

Noble Signature Preset | Nikon D810

Film | Pentax 645nii |  Portra 400  + 1 | Processed on Frontier |  Carmencita Film Lab

Film | Pentax 645nii | Portra 400 + 1 | Processed on Frontier | Carmencita Film Lab

This next set of images are from my VERY first time using the Noble Signature Preset in Lightroom on some test images and making just a couple of tweaks to Tone and White Balance. Not a lot of time was spent on these, as I was just testing it out to do a quick comparison to my already delivered images. 

 

Film |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The Find Lab

Film | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The Find Lab

Film |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film |  Portra 400  Pushed +1 | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Portra 400 Pushed +1 | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film |  Portra 400  Pushed 1 | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Portra 400 Pushed 1 | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Film |  Fuji 400H  | Processed on Frontier |  The FIND Lab

Film | Fuji 400H | Processed on Frontier | The FIND Lab

Thanks for following along! Leave a comment in the link below with any other questions! 

And as a housekeeping note, I am an affiliate for Noble Presets. I receive a small referral fee for purchases made through my website.  I appreciate if you purchase the presets after finding my honest review helpful. Only products I fully believe in and ACTUALLY USE will be presented and reviewed on my website. #keepingitreal