How to edit AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS in Lightroom 📷 Benjamin Jaworskyj

How to edit AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS in Lightroom 📷 Benjamin Jaworskyj

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.

Dereck Turner

65 thoughts on “How to edit AMAZING LANDSCAPE PHOTOS in Lightroom 📷 Benjamin Jaworskyj

  1. Chandrashekar Nagaraja says:

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

  2. Adrian Nuno says:

    Awesome video!

  3. Luis Henríquez Bertel says:

    Me gusta como quedan las fotos 😍😍😍

  4. Mario Subasic Media says:

    Hi Benji, have a good day dude

  5. Dan Mitchell says:

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

  6. Alwaysnikon Photography says:

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

  7. Unmesh Kumbhar says:


  8. Andy says:

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

  9. Nimish Sawant says:


  10. Jamal Mattar says:

    what about capture one?

  11. Durio sp says:

    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 👍

  12. Ramanathan Somasundaram says:

    Thanks buddy

  13. Hojjat Fazeli says:

    For anyone one wondering the intro is writen

    سلام علیکم

    And it means hello to you

    BTW im persian

  14. Sebastian E says:

    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.

  15. Dipan Maity says:

    Great Video. From India 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  16. Jayesh Relwani says:

    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

  17. jorgebylego55 says:

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

  18. Hussein Altaher says:

    وعليكم السلام اولا

  19. Andrey Krasilnikov says:

    Thanks, important information!!!👌👍

  20. ABDNR says:

    Marhaba ♥

  21. Lawrence Tellez says:

    You are becoming my favorite youtuber for photography.

  22. Junaid Lone says:

    it was awesome..

  23. Rommie Mex says:

    G'day from Australia 😉

  24. Mohammed Bg says:

    وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله ❤

  25. Averse says:

    Your Spanish is amazing

  26. RAJDEEP MITRA says:

    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

  27. Jules Loez says:

    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 !

  28. zehner40 says:

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

  29. Qashi Rajkumar says:

    Which camera you used to capture this pic?

  30. Random PhotoEnthusiast says:

    just press on Lr and shows you before after right away

  31. J. Meier says:

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

  32. Ivo Noack says:

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

  33. Skinny Genes Kenya says:

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

  34. Morrisey Productions says:

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

  35. Me&U Tirkey brother says:

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

  36. aury G recino says:

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

  37. Sara Hossam says:

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

  38. adil ragani says:

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

  39. Felix Gänger says:

    The best YouTuber

  40. José Pedro Filipe says:

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

  41. Thish Dude says:

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

  42. Ejmen Alhumaidi says:

    و عليك السلام 🙂

  43. md riyad says:

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

  44. Shane says:

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

  45. s. bokowski says:

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

  46. The Khayalsss says:

    From pakistan👍

  47. Gumato Tinde says:

    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

  48. Chun Cho says:

    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 🙂

  49. No Egg Craig says:

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

  50. je t'aime says:

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

  51. GILANG GARUT says:

    very thank you about your video

  52. Khadija Hallabi says:

    Walikom salam my favourite YouTuber and my best photographer 🙂

  53. Han says:

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

  54. Inesh Rashmika says:

    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….

  55. Windy City Photos says:

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

  56. Mohsin Ali says:

    Salam for peace/movie maker

  57. Mian Jalal says:

    Arabian friends? you mean muslim?

  58. Кристиян Павлов says:

    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 !

  59. Manoj M K says:

    your the best

  60. C B says:

    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.

  61. Abhishek Adhikari says:

    Namsate for nepal freinds plz

  62. Lukas Gollwitzer says:

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

  63. عبدالرحمن القديميى says:

    وعليكم السلام

  64. الوسائط المتعددة MMS says:

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

  65. Gaby De La Cruz says:

    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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