5 Powerful Lightroom Masking Techniques for Landscape Photography

When you edit landscape photos, you will often make use of a variety of masks to target adjustments to different areas of the frame. Lightroom has made some major steps forward in its masking capabilities in recent iterations, making it far easier to efficiently and precisely process your photos. This excellent video tutorial will show you five uses for Lightroom's masking capabilities when working with landscape images. 

Coming to you from Michael Shainblum, this fantastic video tutorial will show you five useful techniques for using masks to edit landscape photos in Lightroom. If you have not tried out Lightroom's new masking panel yet, it really is worth taking an hour or so to dive in, as it is impressively powerful and makes a significant impact on your efficiency. I have improved the quality of many of my photos by using it, simply because its quick and accurate work make it viable to perform edits that simply would not have been worth the time and effort under old systems, particularly when I am editing large batches of shots. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Shainblum. 

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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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Definitely useful, thanks for sharing.