David Johnston

Water Photography Post-Processing

David Johnston
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 79 mins
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The first step to any successful photograph is the planning that goes into it. It’s the work that people don’t see and often times don’t fully appreciate, but many times will make or break a photo. You’ll learn how to plan for success before you get in the field or sit at your computer.
Lightroom was originally designed to help photographers manage and organize their photos. It’s a basic version of the advanced tools you can use in Photoshop. So, Lightroom should be used for the purposes it was designed for! In this session, you’ll learn the basic edits that can have huge impacts on your water photographs.
Photoshop can be intimidating when you first open it. In this session, you’ll learn some easy steps you can take in Photoshop that will help you blend exposures and work with layers and masks. This will not only help your water photography, but it will also help you with other genres of photos as well.
Learn more about your Instructor, David Johnston.
4 Lessons
1  hrs 19  mins

There are three phases to outdoor photography. The first is your planning, the second is your in-field work, and the last is the post-processing work that goes into a successful photograph.

The amount of post-processing that goes into each photograph varies, but the goal is always to create a realistic photograph that represents what you saw in the field. In this class, you’ll learn how to:

● Plan to shoot water features
● Add detail to your water features
● Merge images in Photoshop
● Create your own water photography post-processing workflow
● Manage lighting in the digital darkroom
● Use Lightroom effectively
● Use a secret pro tip to make colors pop
● Use layers and masks for water photography


It’s important for photographers to know and appreciate the work that can be done with any post-processing software. In this class, with the help of your instructor David Johnston, you’ll learn how to edit your water photography with Lightroom and Photoshop – to allow you to make finishing touches that will improve your creative vision.


Follow along and see a very effective workflow you can follow. See a screen in real-time or move at your own pace while working on your own photos as we explore various techniques you can use to improve the quality of your photographs.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this class provides you with a downloadable class guide that was designed to complement the topics you’ll see, so you can take notes as you learn about water photography post-processing.

David Johnston

David Johnston is a professional outdoor photographer located in Tennessee. He loves photographing the older mountain landscapes of the Appalachian Mountains and he ventures to other locations around the world to capture amazing outdoor scenes. Originally a fan of print photography, he switched to digital photography after college and began his business photographing the outdoors as well as teaching people how to improve their skills in outdoor photography.

David Johnston

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