Post Processing with Local Adjustments

June 8th : Available

Peter Gordon

8th June 2024

June 8th 2024

Louis Fitzgerald, Dublin

10 – 5pm


Peter Gordon

Fee Includes:
In-person course plus video recording of the day

Photography Level:
Intermediate – Advanced

Group Size:


Good post-processing in landscape photography requires various technical skills that allow you to effectively adjust your images locally. From creating depth in your images, directing the eye through the scene, and controlling dynamic range through blending. Our day will start with Lightroom/Camera RAW and build from there. Culminating with more complicated masking and blending in Photoshop. The full day will be recorded and you will have a set of videos to work on afterwards at your own pace.

If you cant attend the day in person please contact us if you would like to purchase the videos.

Masking in Lightroom/Camera RAW 
Understand the panel. Mask intersection, adding and subtracting masks.
Creating Image Path – Directing the Eye 
Lightroom/ Camera RAW. Full images looking at Peter’s Radial Filter technique to create depth and image path.
Blending Exposures – Lightroom and Camera RAW 
Auto Blending. When to use it, when it doesn’t work. Restoring dynamic range manually after blending and creating depth and high-quality contrast.
Layer Masks in Photoshop 
Learn the core technical skills needed to adjust locally in Photoshop. Layer masks. Black reveals and white conceals.
Blending Exposures Photoshop
Apply your mask skills to a range of blending techniques. Sky blending, focus stacking, wave collection and more.
Luminosity Masks Photoshop 
A run through the core attributes of the TK9 panel plus an explanation of what a luminosity mask is.
Blending with Masks Photoshop 
Creating more complicated masks for blending using luminosity masks and a combination of other techniques.

The cost of the workshop is €195. This fee includes the full day in-person workshop plus video recordings from the day.

Workshop programme above.

Peter Gordon

Pen and paper if you want to make notes but the whole day will be recorded.

N/A – Online Workshops

Our team is dedicated to getting you the best images possible on every trip. We are an experienced team of leaders and always willing to go the extra mile for our participants. Ask our repeat customers. Most workshops have 50% or higher returning customers.

We will get you to the right place at the right time of day to maximize your chances of making great images. That’s the core focus of every trip. What drives us forward. We love the light as much as you do and our primary goal is always to give you the best chance possible of bringing home special images.

We have small groups and a really high teacher to pupil ratio. Most workshops are only 6 or 7 people. Our max is 9 and there will be 2 instructors. This means that there is always time to give advice and help when on location. It also means we always travel in comfort with 2 people to a 3 seat berth. We take your comfort seriously with single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms as standard. We also have a dedicated office team managing logistics so you have a point of contact for your arrival and departures or other logistical questions you might have around the trip.

Every workshop of 3 days or more comes with a free follow-up private webinar for the group. 2 hours of post-processing of the images from your trip. Recorded live and emailed back to you so you have a road map through the edit of the whole trip.

So why not join the adventure? Join the ExploreLight Community!

“On a workshop with ExploreLight, there are always laughs, but there are always great photographs too.  Peter and his team go to great efforts to ensure everyone gets the shot they want at a location – whether it’s the continuous checking of local weather conditions, to in depth knowledge of each location, to prepping the group prior to arrival at the location by showing past shots, to walking among the group during the shoot, offering advice and sharing their own shots, total dedication to the client.  I’ve taken some of my best shots while on ExploreLight workshops and that’s no coincidence.

The aftercare is second to none, with a private Facebook group where you are encouraged to share your shots (and where you can receive suggestions for improvement) to social nights out and emails on upcoming workshops, editing sessions, etc.  Peter is building a community of photographers who return again and again.”

Barbara Tanzler

“Something deep within tempted me to attend an ExploreLight fundamentals workshop in the Wicklow National Park in March 2015. I remember coming home feeling invigorated, that a new world was about to open up for me. My photography has improved steadily so much so that I recently achieved my Associate distinction from the IPF but more importantly I have met fantastic people many of whom are now considered friends, I’ve attended many more ExploreLight workshops since and visited fantastic locations all under the expert guidance of the ExploreLight team. These guys are good and are at the top of their game and super professional. I recommend ExploreLight because they are the best Photography workshop and tour operators out there.”

Noel McIntyre AIPF

“I have been on several ExploreLight Workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.  The ExploreLight workshops are a perfect combination of excellent teaching, superb locations, and great “craic”. Your enthusiasm is infectious, even if it means getting up at 5am to shoot the sunrise, or staying out until 4am to shoot the aurora. I look forward to returning to many more workshops with you guys.”

Paul Byrne

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