See how pro photographer Chris Burkard prepares for a landscape shoot, and get his tips for conveying scale and using perspective to make the difference between a good photo and a great one.

Make your landscapes pop with basic edits

Fix camera lens distortions, use Auto Tone to make overall improvements, and move sliders to adjust exposure, haze, shadows, and more. Then bring out details with the Clarity and Sharpening sliders, and remove flaws with the Spot Healing Brush.

Use the landscape profile and the Linear Gradient tool

Create a better starting point for your edits by applying the Adobe Landscape remove color profile and using Auto Tone for general enhancements. Adjust lighting, bring out details, remove haze, and fix crooked horizons. Then make specific areas like skies stand out with the Linear Gradient tool.

Use Lightroom on mobile for landscape photography

Edit your JPEGs or raw files anywhere you are. Apply the Adobe Landscape profile to make colors stand out. Use Auto Tone, then lighten shadows and adjust lighting. Edit specific areas with the Linear Gradient, and then sync your edits across all your devices.

Composite your landscape photos with Photoshop CC

Straighten your photos using the Content-Aware Crop tool to automatically fill in details at the edges. Remove distracting elements with Content-Aware Fill. And easily replace the sky from one photo with the sky from another using Quick Select, copy/paste, and Free Transform.

06/04/2018

Contributors: Terry White, Chris Burkard

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