Ok, let’s get started. Many of the settings that we’ll be adjusting are found in the “Basic” section of Lightroom’s develop module (if you’re not familiar with the develop module you may also be interested in our free course, Photo Editing in Lightroom 101).
We’ll apply a slight boost in contrast by changing the contrast setting to +5. We’ll set the highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks to -20, +20, -20, and -10 respectively. This will give the image a greater dynamic range without taking it to the extreme, and it will also give us a slightly stronger black point.
In the presence section, we’ll set the clarity to 40, which will give the image a bit of a stronger and sharper look. We’ll set the vibrance to -10 and the saturation to -50, which will take some of the color out of the photo.