Even years after the digital photo has been developed, people still ask me if a for landscape photography tips photo on editing. And a common questions is whether a photo should be edited or not. Yes, it should!
A camera is merely a tool. Yes, it’s a good tool, but I still tend to entrust the final result to my artistry and skill rather than the pre-built generic editing algorithm present in-camera.
Here’s a list of the best landscape photography tips and editing tricks, which are easy to master.
Use Dehaze Filter Both Ways
Adobe introduced a dehaze filter to the raw converter quite recently. As a result, many photographers might be unaware of it.
It offers some unique features which you cannot easily get for nature photography using other filters. As the name states, the filter reduces haze in the photo.
The best usage is when you have a hazy, rainy sky looking grey and dull. Just a little shift of the slider to the right brings up an unbelievable amount of details.
It is very easy to overdo it with the filter. Either pay attention to all parts of the photo or make the adjustment locally using a Brush, graduated or radial filter.
The other usage is to increase the haze by shifting the slider to the left. I recommend dehazing locally using a radial filter to add some haze in the distance, hence creating an aerial perspective.
You can also make a global dehaze adjustment. This adds an airy feel to the photo. But in this case, you need to increase the contrast a bit to compensate.