How a Professional Landscape Photographer Edits an Image From Raw to Print

The vast majority of landscape photography involves substantial editing to create a final image, and if you are new to the genre, it can be helpful to see how a professional goes about the process. This great video tutorial features a landscape photographer editing a photo from raw file to print. 

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this fantastic video tutorial features him guiding us through an edit of an image from the raw file to the print. The edit is the chance to add a lot of your personality and creative ideas to a landscape image through a wide range of techniques. The important thing to remember is that it can be very easy to go overboard when editing. I like to zoom out quite a bit fairly often just to get a quick overview of the image as I am working. Also, when you are done editing, try to step away from your monitor for a minute, then come back and take one last look at it before exporting; you will often want to make a few final adjustments after you do this. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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I always learn a lot from Nigel Danson. His edits are minimal but extremely effective. Thank you.