Post Processing Videos

Hard Sun

death valley mud cracks post processing video

Run-time: 2 Hours
Released - February 2017

In this start-to-finish video I go in-depth on my entire process beginning with my thoughts and techniques in the field using wide angle techniques to capture a wider field of view than possible in one image, using different focal lengths to correct the diminished mountains, and discussion of the composition. 

RAW development in Lightroom done in sections to give unique adjustments to the sky, mud cracks, and mountains.

Advanced Photoshop techniques covering focus stacking, orton effect, light bleed, glow, creating mood with color adjustments, burning and dodging using luminosity masks to retain contrast, focal length blending, atmospheric effects, warping using puppet warp, and blending exposures using the color range tool.

Finally, I show how to finish off the image with specialized sharpening for web viewing, and dive into sharpening for print, resizing to create large prints, and soft proofing for printing.

Note: RAW files are included to experiment on your own

Price - $49

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Shrine Ridge Wildflowers

Run-time: 1 Hour
Released - March 2016

  • Composition
  • Mood
  • Atmospheric effects
  • Wide angle techniques
  • Focus stacking techniques
  • Complex focus stacking using Zerene Stacker
  • Burning/Dodging using Luminosity Masks
  • Orton Effect
  • Light Bleed
  • Blending exposures
  • Warping

Price - $39

Delicate Arch Nightscape

Runtime: 1 hour
Released - February 2016

In this video I show you how I processed this image from start to finish in Lightroom and Photoshop. 4 exposures are combined, 1 for the sky, 2 for the light painting, and 1 long exposure for the mid ground. I demonstrate advanced blending techniques, and some basic luminosity masks in Photoshop.

Price - $39


Please leave a comment/review below if you have purchased and enjoyed one of our videos.

The video begins with a brief overview describing the thought process behind the image or composition. I found the discussion very relevant. The focus stacking section I found very interesting because I’ve never explored it. However, since I primarily use ultra-wide angle lens I understand the why. I can definitely see how I’ll improve some of my own work. The processing section, section I learned a many new tips to help bring out subtle details in my photos. For example, your details regarding dodging the mud crack highlights opened my eyes a bit. I know by experience trying to use a small brush to dodge a highlight’s difficult and leads to over brushing the area. I liked the mask usage.

Another area I watched with interest, soft proofing images and handling out of gamut colors; good stuff!

I can add more, but lot of good stuff in the video. Now I need to sit down and process the raw images using the video for guidance.
— Rich
I find that David’s videos very helpful in the ongoing quest to improve my photography. His style of teaching fits my learning style, simple and easy to digest. David’s comprehensive approach to post processing covers all of the important steps to delivering a meaningful image.
— Clement