The majority of us start editing our photos by working with the sliders in Lightroom or our editing program of choice; after all, they are right there when you begin to edit. However, that might not always be the best way to work. This fantastic video discusses why you should perhaps forgo the sliders more often and embrace a different approach to editing your photos instead.
Coming to you from Mark Denney, this insightful video discusses why sliders may not be the best way to approach editing your photos. Essentially, the idea boils down to global versus local edits. The extreme dynamic range of many landscape photos means that different areas demand quite different editing approaches, and using the global approach of sliders can often lack the sort of precision you need. On the other hand, by using things like radial and graduated filters, you can create more targeted adjustments and better shape the light in the scene to draw attention to your subject and create balance. 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."