Lightroom is a very powerful tool, and this quick timelapse by filmmaker and photographer Bart Oerbekke demonstrates how a series of simple edits were able to really bring one of his landscape photos to life.
The final image is the result of just 10 editing steps: Exposure adjustment, crop, lens correction, tone curve adjustment, color adjustment, sharpening, noise reduction, spot removal, a shadow adjustment with a gradient, and an exposure bump with a local adjustment brush.
Here’s the before and after:
And a closer look at the final image:
To see more of Bart’s work, check him out over on Instagram. And if you have any questions about his process or why he did what he did in the video at the top, drop them in the comments down below.