Lightroom Landscape Workflow – 3 Minute Mono!

Last Ditch Pitstop!

The Dales Experience workshop was somewhat spoiled by ice – the 3 roads to get to our favourite spots were impassible! So rather than panic, we grabbed loads of great shots elsewhere and on the way back to base, I remembered these trees on the side of the road near Airton

I don’t think anyone else really saw the potential – the sunset had come and gone, very little light and the tree was in the wrong direction for the last light anyway.

But the point of these workshops is to both show people how to get shots AND show potential locations – and this is one… so I stopped!

Under 3 Minutes to Cook!

This tutorial video (below) shows how I got from this unedited RAW file to the “MOODY MONO”¬†shot below in under 3 minutes using Lightroom – and that’s taking time to commentate in LIGHTROOM too!

Sure, you could do more, I think the tree trunks don’t stand out enough so you could get busy with the DODGE brush in Photoshop and make the grass brighter… but hopefully¬†you get some ideas for your future monos.

We go from this

264 yorkshire dales malham workshop-2

To this

264 yorkshire dales malham workshop

See our simple Lightroom Workflow – 3 Minutes!

 

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