About the Classic K14 Lightroom Preset


 

Over decades Kodachrome was a good friend to many photographers until Kodak discontinued this famous color film in 2009. Since than it was impossible to develop with the K14 Process.

I’ve started to late with photography and didn't have any possibilities to shoot Kodachrome, but what should I say? I’m a analog guy in this digital world! So I’ve shot every other film you can think of. Kodak Tri-X400, Portra, Fuji Velvia. But I can't stand the feeling, that I never had the chance to shoot Kodachrome 64. I’ve watched a documentary about the last roll of Kodachrome shot by Steve McCurry in 2014. This pushed my wish to shot this film even more.

So if it was impossible to shot Kodachrome as a 35mm film, it might be possible to emulate it digitally to recreate that great look of the most iconic color film? I’ve read all I can find about color profiles and how digital cameras really work, in order to get an insight on how Adobe Lightroom recreates looks and color. It was my aim to create a Lightroom preset, that works with any camera, that shoots raw. This was the start of my "Classic K14 Project". 

Kodachrome inspired Classic K14 – Lightroom Preset

Now, 2 Years later, my project comes to a successful end. I’ve managed to create a color profile and a Lightroom Preset to get the most accurate look of the latest Kodachrome version of the ’00s, which is possible with our digitale tools today. Now I can offer you a digitale rebuild version of Kodachrome 25 and 64 and additional settings for an even more analog look. I’ve also created a version of the 1950's version of Kodachrome. 

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Wedding- and Travel Photographer Tobias Löhr has visited Vietnam to show us the true beauty of Classic K14 colors. You can find more images here

 

 

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Before and After 

64er Basic / White Balance 1

25er Basic / White Balance 2

25er Basic / White Balance 1/ Goldish Toning

64er Old / White Balance 1

64er Old / White Balance 1

 

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Samples