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5 Advanced Post-Processing Mistakes

Advanced Post-Processing Mistakes
We've previously looked at post-processing mistakes made by beginners but it's not only new photographers who struggle with post-processing. Experienced photographers also have a tough time, though the struggles are a little different. Let's look at the 5 most common advanced post-processing mistakes: 1. Adding too Many Effects I understand that you want to show off your skills after learning new post-processing techniques...

How to Create a Vignette in Lightroom

how to create vignette in Lightroom
Adding a vignette can be a powerful way to enhance both the mood and the composition of an image. By adjusting the light and selectively darkening certain areas of an image, you're able to guide the viewer's eye more easily through the image and towards the main subject. There are several ways to create a vignette but the only requirement...

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...

Video: Essential Luminosity Mask Tutorial For Beginners

Post-processing is in many ways an important part of photography but it can be quite difficult to know where to begin and how to improve. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming as you start realizing just how much you're able to do in certain photo editors. Luminosity Masks is not a technique for complete beginners but once you've gained some basic...

Lightroom 101- Part 3: Library Module

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Library Module
In the two previous Lightroom 101 articles, we learned how to organize your computer files  and import images into Lightroom. Those basic steps are important for the further use of Lightroom so, if you haven't read them yet, I recommend you do so before reading this article. To begin exploring the interface and possibilities within Adobe Lightroom, let's start by taking...

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...

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...

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,...

One Simple Way to Remove People From Images

Remove people from images
Imagine yourself walking along the most photogenic landscape you've ever seen. The sun is about to set and the light is as good as it gets. You've found the perfect composition and you might very well be about to capture your new favorite image. However, there's one major problem. A issue that might ruin your shot. People. They are everywhere. The...

Capture the Full Dynamic Range by Taking Multiple Exposures

Use Multiple Exposures to Capture the Full Dynamic Range One of the biggest frustrations with landscape photography is capturing the entire dynamic range. Often, the sky turns out white while the landscape is correctly exposed and other times the landscape is black and the sky looks good. Unfortunately, capturing an over-all well-exposed image is at times not possible, therefore we have...

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