REFINED began as a personal project by Marta Locklear to create a preset that sped up her workflow, and was timeless, consistent, and blended well with her film photography. Once the preset collection was released to the public it became widely esteemed and has since been used by some of the industry’s leading artists.
Today, REFINED cultivates celebrated products and a thriving community in collaboration with established professional photographers in order to bring knowledge and tools for photographers every step of the way. Marta is a retired wedding photographer currently specializing in lifestyle, stock, commercial, and editorial work. Her eminent career has found its deepest meaning in growing the worldwide community that REFINED has become and guiding photographers along their creative journey.
“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
- Elliot Erwitt
“Refinement is a sign of a deficient vitality, in art, in love, and in everything.”
- Emil Cioran
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand”
- Ansel Adams
For nearly fifteen years, KT Merry has traversed the globe shooting exclusive destination weddings and editorials. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings and on the cover of People. Thanks to her artfully crafted images and soft, dreamy color palette, KT is consistently celebrated as a Top Wedding Photographer on industry lists.
Caroline Tran is an internationally published wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer. Shooting both film and digital, her work can be seen on the cover of books, magazines, and in various print publications. She speaks, mentors, and teaches, while balancing being a mom to two young boys.