Simple Lightroom Techniques for Compelling Landscape Images

There is a bit of trend toward heavy post-processing in landscape photography these days, with advanced techniques like luminosity masks and focus stacking prevailing in lots of images. And while there is certainly nothing inherently wrong with those techniques, sometimes, it is satisfying to use simple, straightforward techniques to finish a photo. This great video will show you a range of simple methods in Lightroom for creating compelling landscape images. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this fantastic video will show you some straightforward techniques for editing landscape images in Lightroom. I love an unfussy edit, both because it does not require hours of work and because it often looks organic and quite pleasing. I also think this is a great exercise because it shows the range of powerful tools Lightroom has to work with your photos and that you do not always need to jump into Photoshop to fully polish an image. If you prefer a simple and elegant look, these are some great techniques. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.” 

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