I've been trying to achieve this look for some time, but I'm stuck :(. Starting with the camera, I heard that maybe adjusting the WB to cloudy? And the metering to spot metering?

I mainly use Lightroom and I just can't get it right. I see they use a very brownish tone, taking down a lot of saturation in the greens but the skin colors look really good. I would be very happy for any kind of tips.

examples of the brown-tinted look (wedding images) more examples of the brown-tinted look (wedding images)


The sample images do not demonstrate the same effect. For instance the upper-right and lower-middle images have more contrast, are less warm, and have more vignetting than the other images. The last image is unnaturally sharp.

The edits are pretty straightforward, and can be performed with most common image editing tools.

  • White balance to increase warmth.
  • Curves to increase contrast and compress range.
  • Vibrance may be helpful.
  • Film Simulations (or Color Lookup Tables), such as FujiFilm Superia 200, if desired.
  • Other edits to taste.

before after


There are numerous ways to achieve this warm look.

You can make a selection with lightroom and then adjust either the color temp or color balance. Or, you could apply split toning where the highlights are a warm tone while shadows are cool or neutral or whatever color you want.

You can also use the color picker tool to adjust specific colors.

You can do this in camera simply by using a KR3 or 81A filter, but this will apply a warming affect to the entire image. To do this in camera but selectively, you would need to use a light modifier such as a reflector with some kind of gold or warm-toned material.


to achieve that you need know the color wheel, any oposite colour will give you that brownish style. you can proceed by colour calibration module in lightroom or split toning module. play with the saturation after. that

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