Retouch a Sunrise Landscape Photograph With Lightroom and Photoshop

Photographer Glyn Dewis recently published a video looking at the retouch process of a sunrise landscape image in both Photoshop and Lightroom.

Dewis starts with a quick photography tip for landscape shooters (which we have been using ourselves for the past few years). When taking a landscape photo such as a sunrise or sunset for example – expuse for the skies. This means that the ground will be underexposed in your image. In post you will be able to use the RAW file to get the details from the shadows (using the shadows sliders and some play with the highlights slider).

Dewis demonstrates the entire retouch process step by step in Lightroom including adding some drama, colors and more. The only part done in Photoshop (starting at around 12:30)  was removing a wire which is easier in Photoshop.

If you are a landscape photographer we have tons of great tips for you on our landscape photography video page including: Phil Steele: Landscape Photography Tips10 Tips for Great Landscape PhotographyAdam Monk: Tips for Landscape Photography and much more.

You can check out more useful Lightroom guides and tips on our LensVid Lightroom section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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