Simple Steps to Editing Breathtaking and Moody Landscape Shots in Lightroom

Nathan Hope

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10 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction

      0:50
    • Align and crop

      1:39
    • Basic adjustments (temperature, contrast, exposure, etc.)

      2:16
    • HSL (hue, saturation, luminance) sliders

      2:32
    • Removing color fringes with lens corrections

      0:56
    • Color brushing

      3:30
    • Color brushing part 2

      3:46
    • Adjustment brushes - clarity and sharpness

      1:32
    • Adjustment brushes - exposure

      2:46
    • Wrap up

      1:09

About This Class

In this class I would like to share a very simple and easy-to-learn workflow to use in editing your landscape photography (DSLR or mobile phone) to make them look dramatic and vibrant. This is my "go-to" workflow in the beginning stages of editing and, with just a few easy to understand tools in Adobe Lightroom, can completely transform your photos into the kind of photo that you envisioned when you first took it. 

Some of the tools we will be using in our edit:

-Crop/Straighten using a grid

-Basic adjustments to color temperature

-Adjusting exposure/highlights/shadows/contrast/clarity

-Using the HSL (hue, saturation, luminance) sliders to achieve dramatic colors

-Removing chromatic aberration in tree limbs automatically and manually using lens corrections

-Brushing colors by hand into the photo

-Adding clarity/sharpness with adjustment brushes

-Using adjustment brushes to edit lighten underexposed areas

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Though I may not agree with his aesthetic coloring choices, I did learn some helpful Lightroom editing tips.

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29 year old photographer from the U.S., now permanently residing in Norway.

Love connecting with other photographers. You can find me at @strangetravels on Instagram!

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