The Power of Local Adjustments in Lightroom

Most of the time, we think of Lightroom as a place for cataloging and global edits, but it also has some great local adjustment capabilities that can really put the finishing touches on an image. This excellent video will show you how to take advantage of those local adjustment features to improve your landscape images. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn with Expressive Photography, this fantastic video will show you the power of local adjustments in Lightroom. A lot of successful landscape photography post-processing is shaping the light in the scene, and Lightroom's local adjustment tools can help you quite a bit in doing this. In particular, I find the newer luminance masks highly useful, as they reduce my need to spend a lot of time and effort being precise with my masking. I also love adding a subtle vignette using the radial tool (as opposed to the vignette panel, as the radial tool allows me to make it off-center), as this is a great way to subtly draw attention to your subject. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

If you want to continue learning about landscape photography and editing techniques, take a look at "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi!" 

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