How I Edit Landscape Photos In Lightroom


Many of you have asked me to make a video of how I edit my images. So I’m going to try and pack this into 10 minutes of how I would edit this photo of the Faroe Islands on the island of Kalsoy.
So let’s get started! I tend to start a little bit underexposed for my images. so I’ll go a little bit darker than you would go normally. And I’ll increase my contrast to start with.

49 thoughts on “How I Edit Landscape Photos In Lightroom

  1. Why are you always typing the numbers in the sliders? Wouldn't be better to drag the one you want up to the value you want? Every image is different

  2. Thanks Chris, that started to make me less afraid of that tonal curve. I've never used it, being afraid of screwing up an image beyond repair.

  3. Great tutorial. do you edit the ORF files or you convert them first to tif 16bits ?
    (i use RawTherapie and the ORF format is not well support.)

  4. Very interesting, I was hoping for a video like that!
    One question though: How do you exactly use your presets? Every image is completely different to the other, so you have to individually change the color grading and curve settings, the highlights, shadows, etc. pp. I guess you have presets for images which are kind of the same?

    And: Do you do any Photoshop work? That'll be an interesting video, too 🙂

  5. Really good work flow Chris. As educational as some of the very lengthy courses I have watched, all squeezed into 10 minutes. Good work.

  6. Great Video, I find that a little clarity does help a lot but its probably just my taste. Here's my website if you want to see a bit of my work (I am only just starting out)  ——— danielbradshawphotography.weebly.com/

  7. You should try capture on pro ten. I started using it a while back and I have not looked back. It is amazing. Great pics btw. 👍🏼

  8. I just discovered your channel and am loving your content! I'm really into photography and want to somehow make it into my job. your videos are actually really inspiring. do you have any advise for me?

  9. I found your editing technique very interesting. It is much different than most every other photographer I have seen. I guess it is all subjective. Thanks for your point of view.

  10. Really nice video. I think the temptation is always to boost colours and when I've tried to create the opposite effect I've never really been happy with it. Definitely going to try those tweaks with the tonal curve. Something to experiment with!

  11. Thanks for this tutorial, really informative indeed. For the ones to come, maybe add a before/after of every lightroom panel? Let's say you adjust the tone curve, once you're done with it click the switch for the tone curve panel to show us the before/after 🙂

    Love your editing style btw

  12. Just letting you know mate that I actually found you through this video and watched all your vlogs from then on, to poor to buy your cheap presets but keep it up, chucking in a few edits in between your holiday vlogs would enhance traffic and content a lot on your channel 🙂

  13. really very good photograph, nice post processing techniques, looking for more.. good if you upload something detailing color grading technique.

  14. Hey could really give an idea about how to click such landscapes? Like should it be underexposed​ or over, while clicking or can it be done in LR?

  15. Yoho, found this video via Matthew Vandeputte´s ND Filter clip – and he was right, that is the perfect level and lenght of a tutorial for my taste. You have a new suscriber, I have someone I can learn a crapload from.

  16. I love these types of videos… although not my style of editing I love to see how other people edit and get tips from it

  17. i really like using clarity except for landscape just use little bit, for street and urban clarity make it more good imo. But yeah that depends to our own taste, btw nice tutorial video

  18. Why making the same curves for red, green, and blue color? Increase in the same way the amount of each color in the highlights and decrease it in the shadows will only make more contrast in the photo. So why not to do it directly with the tool "contrast" in the basic panel?

  19. Great tutorial! It really helped my to push my landscape photographs to another level. And it opens up the possibilities to vary the settings to what I prefer.

  20. WOw you clip quite a lot in the black and white. Do you always take out so much color information?

  21. Really enjoyed the video, a very unique way of editing a Landscape. What is the purpose for moving the blacks and whites in the curve to give yourself such a large space (Histogram) to the left on blacks and right on whites? Is this to achieve the flatter, foggy effect you were looking for in this particular image, or is it something you do on most Landscapes? As a general rule, I position the triangles for a full histogram, clipping both blacks and whites very slightly; your approach fascinates me and I'm trying to get a better grasp on the "Why".

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