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How to edit AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS in Lightroom 📷 Benjamin Jaworskyj

August 12, 2019

Hy and welcome salam alaikum and merhaba to all my Arabian friends watching this video right now. Today I
show you how to get the best out of your landscape images only using Lightroom. My name is Benjamin Jaworskyj. Photographer and adventurer. Ten years ago I started
to teach myself photography. Today I travel the world as a professional
photographer and filmmaker. Learn from my experiences, mistakes and tips and join
me on my photography adventures. I just opened a raw image of a landscape shot I
did. We go now over to lightroom on my computer and i show you how to get the
epic colors saturation and of course contrast for your landscape shots. As you
can see i’m on my computer right now and I opened Lightroom already. There’s an
image inside this image was taken in Norway. We had a nice camper trip through
Scandinavia, Sweden and Norway and this was almost the last spot we visited. It
was in Gairanga and it has a very nice scenery there. At day it’s very touristy
but at night and this was taken at around 2 a.m. in the morning you have
perfect light and nobody around. This shot is very much underexposed
as you can see in the image itself but as well in the histogram on the right
hand side. There you can see my settings as well it was not taken with the tripod so
it was hand held F 5.6, 1/100 shutter speed and ISO 1000
which is no problem with the a7RII. With that this image was taken. I used two graduated filter as well but the sky was
so bright and all the other stuff in the valley was so dark that it was not easy
to balance everything that’s why I underexpose in that situation and a lot
of people under exposed and landscape situations that’s why it’s a good
starting point to just show you what I do in Lightroom. The first thing I will
do when I look at the whole image and the histogram I will just adjust
the histogram and a lot of people don’t know that it’s even possible to adjust
the histogram you just go here up in the histogram and as you can see there’s a
dark area. So I just go in this dark area, press my mouse button or the trackpad
and then just drag everything to the right hand side and as you can see now
my blacks are turning. I don’t want the blacks to turn. I want the shadows to
turn so just go over this thing here and as you can see there are the blacks, here
are the shadows so I just drag the shadows. Click in the histogram and now
drag it to the right hand side and now you can see the shadow slider goes up
and the image opens all the details in that nice valley around here. Now we’re
going in the exposure so in the middle of the histogram just click it and drag it
to the right hand side. Now everything opens even more and I just drag it as
much till it’s somewhere here in the middle as well, something around here and
now you can see oh okay the foreground now looks not too bad it’s bright and
you see all the great details but this thing here is too bright now. So I just
go into highlights here and just drag the highlights a bit back
but not too much a lot of people do it like this but that’s too much that’s
over edited so just do it a bit just like this. Now there you can see something
around here in this area I pull the blacks now a bit back again so just
something like this. That’s what you can just remember all the time just hit the
highlights down and shadows up. In most of the landscape situations that works
perfectly but don’t do it till the limit not to the left and not this one to the
right just something around there. The numbers are not that important it
totally depends on the image. Okay what else can we do. Now I would put the
contrast a bit more up because it’s a raw image and in raw only it’s very flat it
has not so much contrast that’s why it’s raw. So I would just put a bit of contrast in the image you can always remember a raw
image as a good piece of meat and it needs a bit salt and a bit pepper and
some good pan and then some good heat and then you just put it on and then
everything is great and the same is with the raw image you just need a bit salt
and pepper and that’s usually highlights and shadows. Would be better as is solder
but H what is H I have no idea. Okay so vibrance I put
the vibrance as well a bit up because in a raw image vibrance usually is lost a
bit and I just go a bit down down down that’s all stuff I don’t need.
I go to remove chromatic aberration with that lens I used, the 16 to 35mm
lens I don’t have chromatic aberration very much so I don’t need
that but I always click it it’s just good a good workflow a good starting
point to just remove chromatic aberration. Then I enable profile
Corrections and as you can see the corners get a bit brighter now. That’s a
bit a problem of the 16 to 35 4.0 by Sony it has a lot of vignetting even on
5.6 on 4.0 it’s totally bad. Sometimes it’s a kind of arty but in this case
here I would just leave it like this and the distortion as well goes a bit away.
Then you can go all the way to the bottom and there you can see there is a
profile which is Adobe standard. In some situations I leave the Adobe standard
which is usually a bit desaturated but you can as well try out to go in camera
standard, then you have a lot more color in the image. As well you can go on
landscape then usually everything is super oversaturated but some people like
it you can just try it out for yourself. On Canon cameras for example this
landscape mode works perfectly good. With Sony cameras it’s usually too
oversaturated but when I photograph my 6D or 5D MkII – then this thing was
very good point. So just try it out for yourself but now I leave it in the Adobe
standard in this situation. You see the difference it’s totally more desaturated.
Okay the last thing I would do with the landscape I go in the graduated filter
here and I just pull the exposure down and the shadows and this is an important
point up because I want the tree here and not to get too dark but I want the
clouds on the sky to get darker but I don’t want the mountains here to be dark
as well. So I just drag it now and even a bit more just till here
something and now I can see if you want more of this but this would be too much
just bit just try all the time when you edit photos not to over edit your images
and this here it would be looking like if you put the shadows just like they
are. So put the shadows up and as you can see perfectly the sky is not changing
much but the trees and the mountains get all the details back. Ok and now hit
done because we are done and when we want to watch the before and after just
hit Y and as you can see there’s not much before and after and because my
Lightroom is bugging I have no idea. So what I do, I just hit the right button
and go to edit in Adobe Photoshop. Just open it in Photoshop and there I put
already the before image so that you can see the real before and after now next
to each other. There we are now in Photoshop and this is totally not
necessary for you workflow but just to show you the before and after this is
after this is before that’s amazing. What you might think too dark image what I
would think perfect exposed image because I can edit perfectly only in
Lightroom only with warm exposure in this image and I still have all the
details in the sky, all the details in the foreground, even in that small
reflection and as you can see there there’s my girlfriend sitting on a nice
rock just enjoying the view with 42 megapixels. Amazing that’s how I
would edit the landscape image in Lightroom. Boom isn’t it amazing how much
you can get out of your raw photos. Now try it for yourself. You can do the
things I’ve shown you with like every version of Lightroom even with the
Lightroom mobile version for your smartphone which is for free available
in the App Store and if you are interested in the Photoshop and
Lightroom subscription then just check the link below in the subscription bar.
No description bar and we see us after a quick commercial. Check out this is my website. There you can find video courses and one
is about Lightroom. Learn Lightroom the easy and fun way. I show you plenty of
tricks in Lightroom how to get the best out of your images not only with
landscapes but as well with portrait shots and all the good stuff. HDR,
panoramic shots, all the good stuff so check out and my
course and we are back from a quick commercial oh my god was that fast and
great. So we see us in the next video, if you want a shout-out for your country
just write it in the comments below if you have any topics I should talk about
maybe about image editing in Lightroom or something than just write it in the
comments below and I say masa llama to all my arabian friends see you in the
next video and goodbye.


  • Reply Chandrashekar Nagaraja September 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    For the first time..
    1st like.. 1st view maybe.. And 1st comment for my favourite youtuber

  • Reply Adrian Nuno September 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Awesome video!

  • Reply Luis Henríquez Bertel September 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Me gusta como quedan las fotos 😍😍😍

  • Reply Mario Subasic Media September 29, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Benji, have a good day dude

  • Reply Dan Mitchell September 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Deserve more subs… such a shame youre only on 73k

  • Reply Alwaysnikon Photography September 29, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Shoutout to south tyrol! Hello= Griast enk! / Hoi!

  • Reply Unmesh Kumbhar September 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm


  • Reply Andy September 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Great interesting informative video 📹 📷 ☺ Happy Days and thankyou 😎

  • Reply Nimish Sawant September 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm


  • Reply Jamal Mattar September 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    what about capture one?

  • Reply Durio sp September 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I'm always like thumbnails with before & after post processing. It's really help especially with a lengthy video. It's shows us what we could do, and a video explains how to do it 👍

  • Reply Ramanathan Somasundaram September 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks buddy

  • Reply Hojjat Fazeli September 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    For anyone one wondering the intro is writen

    سلام علیکم

    And it means hello to you

    BTW im persian

  • Reply Sebastian E September 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    I always let Lightroom enable the chromatic aberration reduction and change the camera profile at the import of the pictures. Saves a few clicks per shot.

  • Reply Dipan Maity September 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Great Video. From India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Reply filmmaking and photo September 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I'm 16 and I've recently made a video about life's philosophy with a very low budget equipment and I would really appreciate if you can check it out and give me your feedback.thanks

  • Reply jorgebylego55 September 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    please can you explain how to do long exposure photos like you, amazing video by the way.

  • Reply Hussein Altaher September 29, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    وعليكم السلام اولا

  • Reply Andrey Krasilnikov September 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks, important information!!!👌👍

  • Reply ABDNR September 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Marhaba ♥

  • Reply Lawrence Tellez September 30, 2017 at 4:48 am

    You are becoming my favorite youtuber for photography.

  • Reply Junaid Lone September 30, 2017 at 11:47 am

    it was awesome..

  • Reply Rommie Mex September 30, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    G'day from Australia 😉

  • Reply Mohammed Bg September 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله ❤

  • Reply ProdSHDW October 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Your Spanish is amazing

  • Reply RAJDEEP MITRA October 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    thanks bro i really reallly like your viedo and audio quality and ofcurse the content which taught me using lightroom easily thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i will surely suggest your channel to my friends

  • Reply Jules Loez October 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    On Lightroom for Mac, the before/after view is done by clicking shift + S 🙂 That will save your time, avoiding the photoshop trick ahah ! Thumbs up so he can see it !

  • Reply zehner40 October 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    very good video ! I love to learn something about using lightroom. Greatings from germany 😉

  • Reply Qashi Rajkumar October 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Which camera you used to capture this pic?

  • Reply Random PhotoEnthusiast October 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

    just press on Lr and shows you before after right away

  • Reply J. Meier October 4, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Man muss es eigentlich positiv sehen: Die besten Fotografie Videos auf YouTube und zusätzlich trainiert man sein Englisch!

  • Reply Ivo Noack October 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Super schöne und angenehme Farben im Studio Ben! Danke für deine Videos 🙂

  • Reply Skinny Genes Kenya October 12, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Ben, New subscriber from Kenya, I like and enjoy watching your video… keep it up

  • Reply Morrisey Productions October 13, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for the top notch info! Love your channel, please keep it up!

  • Reply Me&U Tirkey brother October 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Brother I want to join YouTube for bloging. I ve Canon 700 and video making tips I need. Please give me sum suggestion

  • Reply aury G recino December 5, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Nice, Thankyou very much for this tutorial And God bless You

  • Reply Sara Hossam December 10, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    This is amazing!! Thanks for making this video 👏🏻👌🏼

  • Reply adil ragani January 10, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Ooooh ,,,,, im ariabian 🙋 marhaba , salamo aliykom Ben hhhhh

  • Reply Felix Gänger January 29, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    The best YouTuber

  • Reply José Pedro Filipe February 1, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Nice video.
    Just a stupid question: to do that you need a raw image, right? With a jpeg it won't work?

  • Reply Thish Dude February 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Ffs he said Salam aleikum 😂 hi to you a thousand times

  • Reply Ejmen Alhumaidi February 12, 2018 at 3:48 am

    و عليك السلام 🙂

  • Reply md riyad February 28, 2018 at 8:21 am

    BEN I'm from Bangladesh 🇧🇩 love your content..

  • Reply Shane March 2, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Just a bit of salt and pepper….hahaha love it..great explanation

  • Reply s. bokowski May 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

    thank you Very helpful- Raw files are pretty much in need of some cooking

  • Reply The Khayalsss May 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    From pakistan👍

  • Reply Gumato Tinde May 22, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I am new here. And am a beginner
    Can someone please tell me which App i can use to download videos from my B500 Nikon to my Smartphone

  • Reply Chun Cho June 5, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Hi! Thanks for the video, I have a quick question. I'm trying to edit a picture now, but I want to apply split-toning to only a part of the image using the adjustment brush, but it applies the split-tone on the whole image & I can't seem to fix it. It worked before fine, so I'm not sure what's wrong. Any advice? Cheers 🙂

  • Reply No Egg Craig June 15, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Thanks man, I learned a lot! Especially about the histogram

  • Reply je t'aime June 15, 2018 at 1:25 am

    i like how did you put your commercial in the end. i watched it till end. learned a lot

  • Reply GILANG GARUT June 20, 2018 at 2:10 am

    very thank you about your video

  • Reply Khadija Hallabi June 28, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Walikom salam my favourite YouTuber and my best photographer 🙂

  • Reply Han July 6, 2018 at 1:54 am

    mann you're cool,you're fast and direct haha just what I like when I see a video

  • Reply Inesh Rashmika July 7, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Hey buddy,you better try some landscape photography in sri lanka..sesrch about my country..u will be impressed by the beauty of my country….

  • Reply Windy City Photos July 23, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Great video! So when do you use Lightroom vs Photoshop? Maybe you can explain in a video? Thanks!!

  • Reply Mohsin Ali September 2, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Salam for peace/movie maker

  • Reply Mian Jalal October 13, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Arabian friends? you mean muslim?

  • Reply Кристиян Павлов October 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Dude, you are amazing ! Wish to meet you in person some day and have a proper chat and possibly take some shots together. Keep up the good work, greetings from Bulgaria !

  • Reply Manoj M K October 30, 2018 at 6:30 am

    your the best

  • Reply C B January 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I am going slightly insane, I edited my photo's in lightroom, on the laptop they look perfect but then I look at them on my phone and they are insanely orange, how can that happen? Now I am unsure what is the actual image.

  • Reply Abhishek Adhikari April 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Namsate for nepal freinds plz

  • Reply Lukas Gollwitzer April 16, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Hey Ben, was this Image taken with the 16-35 f4 emount or with the 16-35 f2.8 amount with the adapter?

  • Reply عبدالرحمن القديميى June 17, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    وعليكم السلام

  • Reply الوسائط المتعددة MMS June 25, 2019 at 10:25 am

    شكرا لك .. قناة رائعة .. و رجل متحرم🌹

  • Reply Gaby De La Cruz August 12, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I enjoy learning from you ben. Thank you always. 
    BUT to your analogy here in this video about RAW image, H is Heat. 🙂 lol 
    thank you again ben .

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