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How I Edit Landscape Photos In Lightroom

October 22, 2019


Many of you have asked me to make a video of how I edit my images. So I’m going to try and pack this into 10 minutes of how I would edit this photo of the Faroe Islands on the island of Kalsoy.
So let’s get started! I tend to start a little bit underexposed for my images. so I’ll go a little bit darker than you would go normally. And I’ll increase my contrast to start with.

50 Comments

  • Reply Quico Segura Gonzàlez January 15, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    So nice! Just what I was looking for. Thanks!!

  • Reply Jamie MacDonald January 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Good stuff brother!
    Giving away that trademark Eyre-Walker look! 🙂

  • Reply Chris Eyre-Walker January 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Want more videos like this? – Let me know in a reply below!

  • Reply Stephen January 15, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    I agree, the tonal curve can do wonders to an image, whether it's a social media post or a fine art image.

  • Reply Anastas Tarpanov January 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    When I'm looking at your edit, I'm starting to think that my edits are pretty basic, or just lame 🙂

  • Reply Max Schulze January 16, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Why are you always typing the numbers in the sliders? Wouldn't be better to drag the one you want up to the value you want? Every image is different

  • Reply Mark H January 16, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply roots salvat January 16, 2017 at 12:55 am

    very good men

  • Reply Neil Arthurs January 16, 2017 at 1:47 am

    smashing stuff! the visual style is fantastic. thanks so much for sharing! 😁

  • Reply Kevin Clements January 16, 2017 at 2:59 am

    Thanks Chris, that started to make me less afraid of that tonal curve. I've never used it, being afraid of screwing up an image beyond repair.

  • Reply Cycling Dropout January 16, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I love the method. definitely learned some useful tips

  • Reply Jérôme Chatillon January 16, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Great tutorial. do you edit the ORF files or you convert them first to tif 16bits ?
    (i use RawTherapie and the ORF format is not well support.)

  • Reply Shane Doyle January 16, 2017 at 8:23 am

    You should finish the video with a "before and after"

  • Reply oliver.abroad January 16, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Very interesting, I was hoping for a video like that!
    One question though: How do you exactly use your presets? Every image is completely different to the other, so you have to individually change the color grading and curve settings, the highlights, shadows, etc. pp. I guess you have presets for images which are kind of the same?

    And: Do you do any Photoshop work? That'll be an interesting video, too 🙂

  • Reply Narikki Kudinar January 16, 2017 at 9:31 am

    awesome tips! keep up the videos, love them all!

  • Reply G King January 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Good stuff Chris this really helped thank you!

  • Reply Robin Andersson January 16, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Them presets looks awesome and great tips! Love your work, keep it up!

  • Reply Shane Patterson January 16, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Really good work flow Chris. As educational as some of the very lengthy courses I have watched, all squeezed into 10 minutes. Good work.

  • Reply The Godfather January 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Really enjoyed this video! 🙂 keep up the good work

  • Reply Brian Veitch January 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Reals useful. Thanks

  • Reply Julius Pfeiffer January 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    This is really interesting for filmmakers as well!

  • Reply Daniel Bradshaw January 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Great Video, I find that a little clarity does help a lot but its probably just my taste. Here's my website if you want to see a bit of my work (I am only just starting out)  ——— danielbradshawphotography.weebly.com/

  • Reply Paul Stuart January 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    good video way more adjustments than i have ever done ,liked how you used the tone cure never thought about squeezing the range in together,would of been nice to see a comparison before and after .

  • Reply Elizabeth Rose January 16, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This is so so so helpful and awesome! Thank you so much

  • Reply MK W January 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

    You should try capture on pro ten. I started using it a while back and I have not looked back. It is amazing. Great pics btw. 👍🏼

  • Reply Photonerd January 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    love it, thanks

  • Reply Ethan Simmons January 20, 2017 at 8:06 am

    I just discovered your channel and am loving your content! I'm really into photography and want to somehow make it into my job. your videos are actually really inspiring. do you have any advise for me?

  • Reply Randy Myers January 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I would be helpful to see a before/after at the end.

  • Reply nevadaxtube January 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I found your editing technique very interesting. It is much different than most every other photographer I have seen. I guess it is all subjective. Thanks for your point of view.

  • Reply evilfridolin January 25, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Really liked this video! And this shot is really amazing 🙂

  • Reply Chris Howard January 31, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Really nice video. I think the temptation is always to boost colours and when I've tried to create the opposite effect I've never really been happy with it. Definitely going to try those tweaks with the tonal curve. Something to experiment with!

  • Reply PhiGrNZ Jack February 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

    hey chris! nice video! one question: do you edit your shots just with lightroom? or with ps as well?

  • Reply Caleb Backus February 8, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Very solid work Chris!

  • Reply Serial Photog February 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I learned a few things I want to try with my photography from this video. Thanks!

  • Reply Anna Lisa March 6, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    really nice one* thanks*

  • Reply Kevin Mercier March 8, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for this tutorial, really informative indeed. For the ones to come, maybe add a before/after of every lightroom panel? Let's say you adjust the tone curve, once you're done with it click the switch for the tone curve panel to show us the before/after 🙂

    Love your editing style btw

  • Reply Nimit Patel March 16, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This was a fantastic video. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Divi Photos April 4, 2017 at 2:32 am

    very nice video

  • Reply Jamie Mackrill April 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Just letting you know mate that I actually found you through this video and watched all your vlogs from then on, to poor to buy your cheap presets but keep it up, chucking in a few edits in between your holiday vlogs would enhance traffic and content a lot on your channel 🙂

  • Reply Suresh Karia April 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    really very good photograph, nice post processing techniques, looking for more.. good if you upload something detailing color grading technique.

  • Reply tanmay jain April 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Hey could really give an idea about how to click such landscapes? Like should it be underexposed​ or over, while clicking or can it be done in LR?

  • Reply Bernie Gator June 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Yoho, found this video via Matthew Vandeputte´s ND Filter clip – and he was right, that is the perfect level and lenght of a tutorial for my taste. You have a new suscriber, I have someone I can learn a crapload from.

  • Reply Jonathan Rubin June 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I love these types of videos… although not my style of editing I love to see how other people edit and get tips from it

  • Reply Alexander David June 24, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    i really like using clarity except for landscape just use little bit, for street and urban clarity make it more good imo. But yeah that depends to our own taste, btw nice tutorial video

  • Reply Juan Diaz July 5, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Thx man! Cant wait to apply this tutorial to my pics!

  • Reply Straight July 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Nice subtle changes.

  • Reply Renaud Perrier October 30, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Why making the same curves for red, green, and blue color? Increase in the same way the amount of each color in the highlights and decrease it in the shadows will only make more contrast in the photo. So why not to do it directly with the tool "contrast" in the basic panel?

  • Reply Philippe Nitsche November 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Great tutorial! It really helped my to push my landscape photographs to another level. And it opens up the possibilities to vary the settings to what I prefer.

  • Reply Rombout Versluijs March 5, 2018 at 4:01 am

    WOw you clip quite a lot in the black and white. Do you always take out so much color information?

  • Reply Josh Dreyfus January 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Really enjoyed the video, a very unique way of editing a Landscape. What is the purpose for moving the blacks and whites in the curve to give yourself such a large space (Histogram) to the left on blacks and right on whites? Is this to achieve the flatter, foggy effect you were looking for in this particular image, or is it something you do on most Landscapes? As a general rule, I position the triangles for a full histogram, clipping both blacks and whites very slightly; your approach fascinates me and I'm trying to get a better grasp on the "Why".

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