Modern landscape photography often uses quite a wide range of post-processing techniques, almost to the point that it can be overwhelming knowing which to employ for a photo or to learn the full gamut employed by many photographers. Do you really need to invest all that time and effort into learning and using all those techniques? This great video makes a case that less is more when it comes to editing landscape images.
Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this excellent video essay discusses the topic of how much post-processing technique a landscape photographer needs. A lot of modern landscape photography revolves around employing a range of advanced and often time-intensive techniques to create a result. It is important not to get caught up is using techniques just to use them. Rather, we should remember that techniques are the means, not the end, and employ them to realize whatever creative vision we have in mind, all while considering storytelling, emotional impact, and efficiency of process. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Benn.
And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out “Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi.”