currently obsessed / jamesb lightroom presets

considering that i am still in the 'trial period' for lightroom 5 (meaning i have had it less than 30 days), i have tons to learn about the program. i hardly know where to begin. i have been watching tutorials and such online, and have learned a few tricks of the trade, but still can't seem to get my pictures to pop. i purchased the jamesb lightroom preset package and have been using it non-stop. i know this is cheating, but cut me some slack, i'll learn more as i go. i used his presets while editing pictures from my family's vacation in park city last week, and they really gave them the looks that i wanted.  i highly recommend purchasing the set.

 

 Provo River Falls: edited using the JamesB 'Summer at the Lake' lightroom preset

Provo River Falls: edited using the JamesB 'Summer at the Lake' lightroom preset

 Farah: edited using the JamesB 'Summer Vacation' lightroom preset-- this is the preset that I have used the most thus far

Farah: edited using the JamesB 'Summer Vacation' lightroom preset-- this is the preset that I have used the most thus far

 Audrey: edited using the JamesB 'kinda vintage' preset

Audrey: edited using the JamesB 'kinda vintage' preset

 Cousins: edited using the JamesB 'Rome' preset- i'm not sure why they have the white outlines around them, i just love how this made the sky look

Cousins: edited using the JamesB 'Rome' preset- i'm not sure why they have the white outlines around them, i just love how this made the sky look

 Kira at the Piano: edited using the JamesB 'vacation snapshot enhancer- strong'

Kira at the Piano: edited using the JamesB 'vacation snapshot enhancer- strong'

 Farah (you might get sick of her, i have thousands of pictures of her): edited using the JamesB 'sepia split toned film grain' lightroom preset

Farah (you might get sick of her, i have thousands of pictures of her): edited using the JamesB 'sepia split toned film grain' lightroom preset

 Kira's handstand at the provo river falls: edited using the jamesb 'vintage summer' lightroom preset

Kira's handstand at the provo river falls: edited using the jamesb 'vintage summer' lightroom preset