How to Give Your Landscape Photos a Painterly Look

Landscape photography generally requires an above-average amount of post-processing to get to the final results, but the upside of that is that you can take a single image in many different creative directions. One popular style is the painterly look, and this great video tutorial will show you how to create it both Lightroom and Photoshop. 

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to create the painterly look in landscape images using Lightroom and Photoshop. One thing I notice about a lot of painterly photos is that they are usually shot in forests, often with fog present, as opposed to wider views with rays of sun cascading across the landscape. This creates flatter, more diffuse light, which is generally a bit more versatile in terms of the different directions you can take it in post-processing, thus its ideal nature for this technique. And thankfully, it isn't overly difficult to create this style. 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," which is currently on sale along with the rest of the Fstoppers store! 

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