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5 Reasons Why Lightroom Is a Better Choice for Editing Landscape Photos

Landscape photography generally requires an above-average amount of post-processing, and for advanced editing work, most photographers turn to Photoshop. However, that might not always be the best choice. This great video tutorial featured an experienced landscape photographer discussing five reasons why Lightroom is often the better choice for editing landscape photos. 

Coming to you from Alister Benn of Expressive Photography, this interesting video discusses why Lightroom is sometimes the better choice for editing landscape photos. I generally agree with Benn. Of course, this is not to say that there are not situations in which you need the more advanced capabilities of Photoshop. However, I find that when I am unsure of where I want to take an image's edit, Lightroom is the better choice by far. In Photoshop, edits generally require you to add an adjustment layer, which can be cumbersome and time-consuming when you are just trying things out. On the other hand, Lightroom puts all the controls right up front, making it easy to experiment, which is why I prefer it. 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." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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