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Post production photography tutorials by CaptureLandscapes.

AirMagic: Edit Drone Images with One Click

I'm a natural sceptic when it comes to automating post-processing workflows but there's no secret that it can be extremely helpful in otherwise busy days. We know that the automated tools save you time and simplify the process, so the big question is: are they worth the money and are the results good?

Image Averaging and Time Blending for High Quality Night Photos

Image Averaging and Time Blending
My goal for my landscape photos has always been to have them printed large. That’s why I try to avoid noise and through use of techniques like focus stacking and exposure blending I ensure best sharpness and detail. When photographing around sunset and sunrise and into the blue hour, achieving the quality I’m...

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Blend Images Using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Though digital cameras are constantly improving Dynamic Range, they still struggle when dealing with scenes portraying extreme contrasts such as scenarios where the sky is bright and the foreground is dark. Capturing these scenes in a single frame is often impossible which is why many photographers rely on photo editors such as Adobe...

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images

My Best Practices for Printing Drone Images
I have been a photographer since the 1970s and I have been a printer of my work from the beginning. In that era, a physical print was almost the only way to share your work with anybody else and ever since, I have never stopped learning how to most effectively make a print that would best convey my intent,...

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop

How to Create Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
Luminosity Masks have become a popular type of selections in Photoshop used by both professionals and beginners alike. However, unlike many other types of selections, they won't be found in any menu. Instead, you'll have to create them yourself. Don't worry, it's not as hard as you might think. It's actually quite straightforward and all you need to do is...

Dodging & Burning Through Luminosity Masks

Dodge and Burn Through Luminosity Masks
Dodging & Burning has been around since the beginning of photography and the fact that it’s still being used in the digital darkroom is a testament to its effectiveness and a great reason why you could implement this editing style into your post-processing workflow. Emphasizing the main subject leading the viewer’s eyes to it is a common use of Dodge...

3 Effective Methods to Select and Apply Luminosity Masks

How to apply Luminosity Masks
Luminosity Masks are considered an advanced technique but with a little bit of basic Photoshop knowledge, you'll be surprised to see just how easy they are to create and apply to your images. There are a few different ways to apply Luminosity Masks and while they are pretty straightforward, it’s important to learn which method to use in various situations. #1...

The Orton Effect Explained

orton effect
There are countless techniques and tools to make your image stand out but few have become as popular as the Orton Effect. The Orton Effect is both loved and hated but still applied to some degree by most landscape photographers. It's not hard to understand why it's become a popular technique when you see just how big of an impact it...

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop the Right Way

5 Tips to Make Your Images Pop
It's very easy to rush your post processing and crank those sliders too much and too early. You are better off starting slowly and build your processing step by step. This way you have more control and can fine-tune the extra pop at the end of your editing. Be sure to consider your composition and make it stronger with selective...

5 Tips on How to Process Light in Landscape Photography

How to Work Light in Your Landscape Editing
You are into photography. This means you are a light chaser by definition. Because we all know: light makes or breaks a photograph. So how about working light purposely in post-production to create mood and interest in your images? Portrait photographers have an advantage over us landscapers because they set up their artificial light sources inside the studio to have...

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