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In this Landscape Photograph Development Video Tutorial edition I go through my entire landscape workflow from start to finish. I explain everything from the Raw convertor in Lightroom & Adobe Camera Raw, to exposure blending, selective editing and web sharpening. Advanced exposure blending techniques are covered in great detail using Photoshop, allowing you to further selectively enhance and balance dynamic range in your landscape images.

31 chapters in 2 modules spanning over 4.5 hours of video includes theories covered in a casual but informative way. By no means are these videos a complete guide on how to use the software I use, the videos purely describe how I implement them to create a workflow best suited to a landscape photographer. Below are two before and after comparisons on what can be achieved by implementing the techniques I demonstrate in this tutorial series. Scroll down for more information.

Baobab Trio
Baobab Trio

The tutorial series is broken down into two different modules in respective video chapters below. Total running time 4:40:59.

Module 1 - Raw Development
1.0 - Introduction
1.1 - Overview Of My Workflow
1.2 - Basic
1.3 - Tone Curve
1.4 - Detail
1.5 - HSL (Hue / Saturation / Luminance)
1.6 - Split Toning
1.7 - Lens Corrections
1.8 - Effects
1.9 - Camera Calibration
1.10 - Adjustment Brush / Graduated Filter / Radial Filter
1.11 - Crop & Straighten
1.12 - Spot Removal
1.13 - Smart Object Explanation & Implementation
1.14 - Saving An Image File In Adobe Camera Raw
1.15 - Lightroom Walkthrough & Export
1.16 - Raw Development Example #1(Landscape Image In Adobe Camera Raw)
1.17 - Raw Development Example #2 (Milky Way Image In Lightroom)
1.18 - Before & After Raw Development Comparisons (Using Lightroom)

Module 2 - Advanced Blending & Selective Editing
2.0 - Introduction
2.1 - Introduction To Luminosity Masks
2.2 - Introduction To Layers & Masks & Other Useful Photoshop Tools
2.3 - Opening Images From Lightroom / Adobe Camera Raw As Smart Objects
2.4 - Dodging & Burning Using Luminosity Masks
2.5 - Blending Of Exposures #1 (Gradient & Luminosity Blend)
2.6 - Double Processing Single Raw File & Blending
2.7 - Blending Of Exposures #2 (Using Refined Selections)
2.8 - Blending Of Exposures #3 (Selections & Luminosity Sun Blend)
2.9 - Blending Of Exposures #4 (Difficult Tree Blend Using Luminosity Masks)
2.10 - Selective Editing Using Luminosity Masks
2.11 - Final Workflow Walkthrough & Saving .PSD Master File

In module 1 the fundamentals of Raw exposure development is covered, which ties into module 2 perfectly where blending of exposures and selective editing is discussed. A basic understanding of Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop is an advantage when viewing these videos, but not entirely necessary. Because Lightroom's Raw convertor and Photoshop's Adobe Camera Raw convertor are identical (only layouts differ) I have chosen to demonstrate module 1 chapters 1.2 to 1.12 in Adobe Camera Raw. The theory is identical, only the layout is different.

Information is included in certain module 2 blending videos about how and why I used bracketed exposures.

Unfortunately no information is given in regards to processing .jpg image files, this is a RAW image file tutorial only.

Total download size for the Landscape Photograph Development Video Tutorial series is 1.2gb.

Videos are recorded in English and are supplied as 1436 x 874 resolution H.264 codec .mp4 video files and will play in most media players.