Post-processing for beginner landscape photographers

Post-processing for beginner landscape photographers

How to clean up and fix common problems in digital landscape photos (problems beginners rarely are aware of)

Course Description

Post-processing your landscape photos is the last important step to the final image. There are many reasons you should post-process. One is the shortcomings of the digital sensor. The data camera sensors record is unprocessed raw data which is not viewable. To be able to see the photo, the camera software converts the data to a viewable JPG file. You have little or no control over the result during this process, and all photos get the same treatment.

All adjustments the camera software does to brightness, contrast, colors, noise removal and sharpening are global adjustments applied to the whole image. Landscape photos are different, so more often than not, specific local adjustments are also needed for the best results.

Two common beginner errors
The two most typical problems many new landscape photographers experiences are tilted horizons and sensor dust spots. The camera software fixes none of these.

The first error is a tilted horizon. As much as you try to level the horizon when you take the photo, it doesn’t always turn out perfect. Leveling the horizon is an easy fix which has a significant impact on your landscape photos. A photo with a tilted horizon looks amateurish unless it is a creative decision made by the photographer.

In a DSLR or Mirrorless system, it’s impossible to avoid dust hitting the sensor. You can see sensor dust as small dots scattered around in the photo. Removing sensor dust spots is a must if you want to be taken seriously as a photographer. New photographers often overlook sensor dust spots.

Now you have two choices
  • Ignore any flaws in your photos and let the camera software do basic post-processing.

  • Take control and do targeted post-processing yourself to make your photos look great.

In this Free Mini training, you will learn how to fix a tilted horizon. You will also learn how to remove sensor dust spots and other small distractions from your photos. These two fixes have a huge impact on how your photos are perceived.

PS: If you’re not using Lightroom you will still get value from the training. Most image editors have the same tools available, but you will find them in different menus in the software.

What's included?

4 Videos
3 Quizzes
2 Surveys
1 Text
4 PDFs

What others have been saying about this course:

Jose Ramos

Straighten tilted images

Very detailed and practical. Thank you!

Nelky Gonzalez

Very well presented and informative!

Alfred M Durtschi

I'd suggest this course for anyone just starting out with Lightroom.

When I saw the subjects being taught I thought I wouldn't learn very much because they were very basic. Was I wrong! I picked up lots of tips about doing things in Lightroom that I didn't know before.

Henk Liebenberg

Excellent short course

Brilliantly presented, short, sweet & to the point, yet covering various ways of getting the same result. Well done & thanks a lot.

Kim Rormark
Kim Rormark

About the instructor

I am a landscape photographer based in Norway. I have photographed for more than 30 years.

My passion for photography started in the “wet” darkroom back in the film days. 

I have used Photoshop since the early versions in 1995 and Lightroom since it was first released. I do more than 95% of my editing in Lightroom.

Through experience, I have learned it is not the equipment or the software I use that is important. Understanding the tools I use and a lot of practice made me better.

Nowadays we are in a state of information overload. We read and watch photography books and videos and often this lead us to a new book or video - we have less time to practice photography. Information alone does not make you a better photographer.

In my courses, I focus on a practical approach when teaching. You will get small assignments, so you can try everything you learn when using your own photos.

It is important to help you understand the “why” and not only the “how to”.

With this approach, my goal is to help you make amazing landscape photos. If you are committed to doing the work, I can promise you great results.

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