6 Beginner Editing Mistakes That Wreck Landscape Photos

Of all the genres, landscape photography often places some of the greatest emphasis on creating a fully realized image in the editing process. As such, there are a lot of places where things can go wrong. If you are new to editing landscape photos, this excellent video tutorial will show you six common mistakes and how you can fix or avoid them entirely. 

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this fantastic video tutorial will show you six common editing mistakes landscape photographers make and how to fix or avoid them entirely. One of the most common mistakes I see is simply going too far. It takes a bit of time and practice to build a discerning eye, and when you are first starting out, it is very easy to go overboard, especially with things like saturation. Unfortunately, even going just a bit too far with such adjustments can quickly make your photos look rather garish, so in general, it is best to err on the side of under-editing. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Denney. 

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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Mark Smith's picture

Leaning when to stop editing and just leave things alone because they are done ... that's a skill I'm still learning. Too many times I have overcooked a perfectly good image. Stop when you're done.

philip morse's picture

Thanks, very helpful. I never saw those buttons in the clipping panel.

W Mitty's picture

You can also use the keyboard shortcut "j", when in the Develop module, to toggle the clipping indicators on and off. The shortcut toggles both indicators. The buttons allow you to select each individually.