Oct 08 2010

Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape

lr logo Before and After: Costa Rica LandscapeFor those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll know that I recently took a lovely trip to Costa Rica. Of course, traveling means travel photography (and video)! And, in Costa Rica, you focus on nature in all its grandeur! Of course the wildlife was at the forefront of my imagery including tons of birds but the landscape was also breathtaking.
vide Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape
In this Lightroom video tutorial, I’ll show you how to bring the most potential out of your landscape images. You can apply these techniques to virtually any landscape image. So have  fun and let me know what you think!

vide Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape

Here are some great books from the YPS bookshelf.
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vide Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape

vide Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape



6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Before and After: Costa Rica Landscape”

  1. jeffon 08 Oct 2010 at 11:42 am

    I think you do a great job with all your tutorials and appreaciate the learnings. I think the Costa Rica tutorial does a great job of demonstating of how LR can bring life to an otherwise dull shot, but I have to ask; couldn’t a better image been captured at the time of the shot. What made it so washed out and flat from the start.

  2. Yanikon 08 Oct 2010 at 11:48 am

    Good question jeff

    The answer is simple, there was a lot of haze in the air. This is Costa Rica in the wet season so the humidity factor is wayyyyy up. it’s almost always hazy or misty.

  3. Peter West Careyon 11 Oct 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Nice tutorial, Yanik. Quick, to the point and useful. I’ll have to try more use of the gradient with color for some of my landscape shots.

  4. Mike Nelson Peddeon 13 Oct 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks for this! BTW, I’ve added you to my ‘Lightroom Links’ page:


  5. Alistairon 14 Oct 2010 at 4:46 am

    Great tutorial. I’ve never thought to use a colour graduated filter to add coolness to the landscape. Many thanks.

  6. Nataliaon 20 Oct 2010 at 4:52 am

    Impressive before and after.

    Many thanks for the tutorial. Now I do not avoid hazy weather and do not delete foggy images any more.

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