How Dodging and Burning Can Improve Your Landscape Photos

You probably traditionally think of dodging and burning as something used mostly for sculpting facial features in portraits, but at its core, dodging and burning is about shaping light and is thus applicable in any genre. This fantastic video tutorial will show you how to can use it to add more dimension to your landscape photos.

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video tutorial will show you how dodging and burning landscape photos can add more depth and dimension to them. A lot of how we perceive depth in photos is through contrast, and using dodging and burning can help to bring that out and add a lot more dimension to an otherwise flat image. Since the eye is naturally drawn to the lightest part of the image, dodging and burning can also be used to draw attention to a certain part of the frame. Just like with portraits, however, it is better to err on the side of a lighter touch to still maintain a sense of realism in your work. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Denney.

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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