Black And White Artistry Core LUTs


I’m a huge believer in crafting photographs entirely by hand whenever possible. When we work in that way, we minimize outside influences and rely more heavily on our own artistic sensibilities. That said, there is most definitely a place for tools that can give you a jump start. Maybe you want to quickly test some options. Maybe you’re deliberately stretching and trying to work outside your own box. Maybe you want to see if an idea will play out. Maybe you’re trying to learn something new and you want to see what’s possible. Or maybe you just need to get something done fast. This is where things like plugins and LUTs can be a life saver

When I created Advanced Black and White Artistry, I wanted students to focus less on the making of the core photograph and more on the advanced techniques taught in that course. So, I needed a way to take a photograph from zero to hero very quickly. These LUTs are the result. They do that, and much more, very well.

The 28 LUTs in this package are some of my favorite classic film emulations and are the core LUTs used to develop all the LUTs in Advanced Black and White Artistry. They have been completely re-engineered for this release.

Use them alone or try mixing them into color photographs at reduced opacity. Try applying them using the luminosity blend mode to use only the contrast profile. Play with some of the contrast blend modes (overlay, soft light, etc.) for even more creative options. Embed them in Real Raw creative profiles for fun at another level. 


NOTE: These LUTS are included in Advanced Black and White Artistry and the Black and White Bundle. If you purchased either of these, you already have these LUTS. Real RAW is not required for use.


This package includes:

  • Agfa APX 25
  • Agfa APX 100
  • Agfa Scala 200
  • Fuji Neopan 100 Acros
  • Fuji Neopan 1600
  • Ilford Delta 100
  • Ilford Delta 400
  • Ilford Delta 3200
  • Ilford FP4 Plus 125
  • Ilford HP5 Plus 400
  • Ilford HPS 800
  • Ilford Pan F Plus 50
  • Ilford XP 2
  • Kodak BW 400
  • Kodak High Speed Infrared
  • Kodak Panatomic X
  • Kodak Plus X 125
  • Kodak Technical Pan Low Contrast
  • Kodak Technical Pan
  • Kodak T-Max 100
  • Kodak T-Max 400
  • Polaroid 664
  • Polaroid 667
  • Polaroid 672
  • Rollei Infrared 400
  • Rollei Ortho 25
  • Rollei Retro 1
  • Rollei Retro 2

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Format:  .CUBE and .XMP

.CUBE files can be used in Photoshop or any image editor or video editor that supports them. They can also be used as part of a Real RAW Creative Profile.

.XMP files can be used in Adobe Lightroom Classic or Adobe Camera RAW.

LR/ACR and Photoshop installation and use instructions are included.



Please note that to use the XMP files in Lightroom or Camera RAW, you must be using the following software versions or later:

Lightroom Classic 7.3

Camera RAW 10.3