Blog - 10 post processing mistakes to avoid
I’m now practising landscape photography for more than eight years and am using photoshop for an even longer time. While working on hundreds of photos I made many mistakes along the way, which is quite natural and also the best way to learn and improve.
Below you’ll find a list of 10 of my most common mistakes and in the accompanying videos I further discuss them. There I also show examples and expain how to avoid those mistakes:
- Relying on only one exposure
- Applying too much pre-sharpening
- Not removing chromatic aberration in the beginning
- Increasing micro-contrasts and/or clarity during raw processing and doing it globally
- Starting the processing too dark
- Too much stretching and image transformations
- Being careless with hard selections in landscape photos
- Too much saturation in the shadows
- Reflections that are brighter than the sky or generally too bright foregrounds
- Trying to create something, which just wasn’t there
Now if you also want to learn my complete processing workflow and how I achieve high quality results that also look great in print, you should have a look at my Complete Workflow Tutorial.