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DC Custom Presets

Work directly with Dawn Charles, creator of DC Presets and editing nerd, to create custom presets that are unique to you and your photography style.

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A note from Dawn...

After my first editing class in art school, I knew it would become one of my favorite parts of photography. For the last 7 years I’ve released my own presets, and collaborated with 8 professional photographers to create presets for their communities. Through that time, I would get Instagram DM’s asking for custom presets, but the timing never felt right… until now.

I am so excited to finally open up the opportunity for you to become part of the DC Preset community by helping you create your very own custom presets.

Fill out the short application below and apply to work with me and create custom presets that feel like a perfect match for your editing style. I can’t wait to see what magic we can make together!


How it Works:

Step One

Complete the application so we can get a better idea of your style and your desires for your custom preset project.


Step Two

Receive an email sharing if your application has been approved or disapproved based on availability, style preferences, and wait time.

Step Three

If you’ve been approved to build custom presets, your acceptance email will include a link to answer an in-depth questionnaire that enables you to share your vision with Dawn, select your custom preset package, sign the contract, select a start date, and pay your invoice.

Step Four

On the start date selected, Dawn will review your questionnaire and begin the first round of drafting your customized presets!

Package Options

If accepted, here are the packages and add-on options you’ll be able to choose from:


Collection One

  • 1 Base Color Preset & 2 Black and White Presets
  • 31 Modifiers to easily adjust edits to your preferences.
  • 10 mobile presets mirroring the style of your desktop pack, optimized for mobile images (includes: "base", "bw: moody", "bw: classic", "cool", "creamy", "hazy", "filmy", "pop", "subtle" and "warm"). 
  • A short video tutorial with how to use these presets in Lightroom. 


Collection Two

  • 1 Base Color Preset & 2 Black and White Presets
  • 31 Modifiers to easily adjust edits to your preferences.



Collection Three

  • 1 Base Color Preset & 2 Black and White Presets



• Mobile Preset Pack ($200)
A mobile preset pack translates to 10 mobile presets total (base preset, 2 black and white presets, cool, creamy, hazy, filmy, pop, subtle and warm). 

• 1 Hour Coaching Call ($500)
If added, you will receive an email to schedule a one on one editing coaching session with Dawn upon delivery of your final preset.

Interested in selling the presets you create? 

DC Custom Presets are for personal use only. However, if you’re interested in creating, marketing and selling presets, DC Collaboration Packs might be a better fit for you. Collab packs are for photographers who have built a substantial online community and are eager to invest in the preset creation process. View current DC Collaboration Packs and read more information about creating one here.

Applications Are Currently Closed

We're blown away by the response and have filled the next few months, so we are no longer taking applications. But if you are interested in Custom Presets in the future, please add your name to the waitlist. I am eager to work with you in the future and help you bring your preset dreams to life.



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