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 good landscape shots great with simple edits

Enable lens profile corrections to remove distortions and vignetting, and apply the Camera Landscape profile to bring out color. Use Auto Tone, fix crooked horizons, dehaze skies, and bring out detail. Then use the Linear Gradient tool to adjust exposure in specific areas and make your photos look amazing.

Merge multiple exposures to create HDR landscapes

Combine multiple raw exposures into a single high dynamic range (HDR) landscape that shows rich detail from the highlights to the shadows. Automatically align the images, improve tone, and de-ghost any objects that changed position between images. Then apply basic edits to get the perfect look.

Create panoramas from a series of landscape photos

Merge multiple photos into a single panoramic landscape with Pano Merge, and then use Boundary Warp to capture all the detail at the edges. You’ll get a high-res DNG file that you can refine as you wish.

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.

09/08/2018

Contributors: Terry White, Chris Burkard

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