Landscape Photo Editing Workflow Mini-Series
Last week I mentioned that I had published the first two videos in a new mini-series. This week I recorded and published the remaining two. If you haven’t seen these, they explain and demonstrate my simplified four-stage workflows for editing landscape photos:
- Assessing the Image.
- RAW Conversion.
- Photo Enhancements.
- Applying Special Effects.
Here’s the link to the playlist on YouTube which includes all four videos.
If you have suggestions for tools to include in future mini-series, please add a comment to the videos.
Friday Image No.226
Last weekend was excellent weather for photography. Unfortunately, I wasn’t out taking photos but rather attending a drystone walling course. Thanks to our efforts one of the local farmers now has a new 70’ stone wall and I have a new hobby (along with learning to play Bluegrass Banjo).
So instead of a very different image, this is another shot of the heather. I shot this a couple of days after the photo from last week.
As with the previous photo I shared, I shot this around 10-15 minutes after the sun had set. Notice how the heather seems to glow with the diffused, soft light. Despite this, I still had to use a 2 stop ND grad on the sky to try to balance the exposure. There’s also some nice movement in the heather and grass which has helped to soften it.
When I came to process the image, I also had a few problems. To create the best exposure that I could, but retain the feel of the image, I had to create three separate exposure from the RAW file. I then blended these (in selected areas) using Luminosity Blending techniques. After that, the processing was like that demonstrated in the video mini-series.
I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.