How to Create Dreamy Light for Landscape Photos in Lightroom

In the realm of landscape photography, post-processing can transform a good image into a great one, and that means mastering tools like Lightroom is essential. This helpful video tutorial will show you a useful technique for making dreamy light in a landscape image using the program. 

Coming to you from Christian Möhrle - The Phlog Photography, this detailed video offers a step-by-step guide on creating a dreamy landscape using Lightroom. The video starts with the basics of merging an HDR from a bracketed series to maintain high image quality, an essential step given the challenging light conditions of the scene. Notice this approach is not just technical but also artistic, focusing on subtle changes that impact the image's overall feel.

Furthermore, the video delves into more advanced techniques like using radial and linear gradients to enhance the photo's quality. These techniques are crucial for photographers who aim to add depth and character to their images. Möhrle’s careful adjustments to exposure, clarity, and dehaze settings demonstrate how a nuanced approach to editing can transform a photograph and how small, intentional steps create the final product. Give the video above a watch for the full rundown from Möhrle.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out our latest tutorial, "Photographing the World: Japan 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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