Removing Blowouts | Lightroom | northern California photographer

As a landscape photographer, you always need to be aware of and address blowouts in your images. This is especially true for sunrise and sunset photos.  Even underexposing doesn’t always correct the problem. And, it can compromise the image as well. So we need to resort to different methods of correcting those blowouts. Removing blowouts caused by the sun can be tricky. There are several ways to do it; blending images in Photoshop is one way. This tutorial explains a simple way of removing the empty data from your image in Lightroom.

I would love to hear how this works for you. It doesn’t always take care of the problem completely, but I have had good success with it. I hope you do too.

If you use this feature after watching the tutorial, please let me know how it goes.  And, feel free to ask any questions as well at: or in the comments below.

You can find this and my other tutorial videos on my YouTube channel:  Nadeen Flynn


Removing Blowouts



tutorial showing how to remove blowouts in Lightroom



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Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in high school senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. While currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she posts regularly to Instagram.

Currently booking 2018 high school seniors, couples, and family portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

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Iris - Thank you for sharing this, Nadeen. I have never done it this way before, but I will try it out. I usually use a graduated filter to pull down the exposure. However, this is suggestion I should try.

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