7 Common Landscape Photography Editing Mistakes

Landscape photography is a genre that often requires editing to complete your image more heavily than most others, and as such, there are a lot of places where things can go a bit awry during post-processing. This informative video tutorial details seven common editing mistakes landscape photographers make so you can be aware of them and avoid them. 

Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this great video tutorial discusses seven common editing mistakes people make in landscape photography. One trap that newer landscape photographers tend to fall into is simply going overboard with their edits — things like pumping the saturation too high. In general, viewers will tend to be more turned away by a photo that is overly edited than one that is a bit underdone. I like to constantly zoom out as I edit a photo. In fact, I do it reflexively every 30 seconds or so for a split second; it helps me keep a close eye on the overall progress of the edit and to avoid going overboard with things. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen. 

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

"In general, viewers will tend to be more turned away by a photo that is overly edited than one that is a bit underdone. " I wish this were true, but in my experience it's the "circus shots" that tend to get most of the likes. It may be true for Flickr, but it's not true for Facebook.

Jordan McChesney's picture

Based on what I've seen, the majority of 'non photographers' can't tell the difference between what is 'real' and what isn't. I recently saw a post on Facebook of a 'real' elephant with big blue eyes... no one seemed to notice it was the poster for that Tim Burton Dumbo remake.

Same goes for landscapes. The average person sees something and they either like it or they don't. They don't consider the editing.