How to edit your landscape images in Lightroom in under 5 minutes


posted Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM EDT


Photographer and educator Attilio Ruffo has kicked off a new three-part video series aimed at beginner photographers. In this first video, featured below, Ruffo shows us five adjustments he makes to every one of his landscape images using Adobe Lightroom. If you aren’t advanced with Lightroom, don’t worry, as the tips and simple and straightforward. If you have ever been too afraid to shoot raw and edit your images, this video is for you.

After you have imported your raw files, the first step is to go straight into the “Develop” module in Lightroom. Ruffo’s first step is opening up the Lens Corrections panel and to ensure that “remove chromatic aberration” is enabled. This adjustment automatically removes color fringing which can occur in images due to the constraints of optical design. We want to ensure that any issues with our lenses are addressed before we make any creative edits. Similarly, we want to ensure that “Enable profile correction” is checked as well, which will fix distortion and vignette. These two quick clicks improve your image from the get-go. The third adjustment is leveling your image. Accessed via the crop and straighten tool, you can quickly level your image as seen below. To see the other two adjustments Ruffo makes to every image he opens in Lightroom, watch the full video below. Stay tuned to Imaging Resource for the next two videos in Attilio Ruffo’s new mini-series and click here to see his previous videos.

(Via Attilio Ruffo