A Better Way to Sharpen Your Landscape Photos

If you shoot in raw, you will need to sharpen your images in post-processing, but with literally dozens of approaches to doing this, it can be tricky to know the best way to go about such a crucial step. If you would like to improve your landscape images, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced photographer sharing his approach. 

Coming to you from Christian Irmler - Landscape Photography, this helpful video tutorial will show you a useful approach for sharpening your landscape images. Essentially, the idea boils down to taking a more precise and intentional approach to the process rather than just applying it globally. Often, there are areas of the images that you want to remain more indistinct and hazy, and sharpening them can diminish that effect or even introduce artifacts that ruin the uniformity of that part of the frame. By applying things like contrast and sharpening locally, not only do you take greater control of the shot, you will improve your eye for future edits as well. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Irmler. 

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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