Shape the Scene: Post-Processing Techniques for Landscape Photographers

with Adam Nish

July 13 – 24, 2023

Thursdays and Mondays; 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Tuition $395.00

Course Description

Post-processing is an essential part of creating memorable landscape imagery, and Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are unrivaled in enabling artists to shape a scene to match their vision. From manipulating composition to exploring color, light, and shadow, these tools open up a world of creativity.

Pairing Adobe tools with critical rules of landscape imagery can often feel like a daunting task. Many photographers know what they hope to capture in a scene but struggle to fully express that vision in post-processing. In this workshop, Adam Nish dives into the many facets of landscape post-processing and reveals easy-to-follow steps that take you from the initial breakdown of a single image to a final work of art.

We begin with the vision of an image, identifying the end goal and editing to meet that goal. This is followed by essential knowledge, including HDR and focus-stacking multiple images. We then turn toward the night sky, engaging in astrophotography in your local neighborhood. Finally, Adam reviews student images and shares best practices for processing.

No matter what speaks most strongly to you as a creator, Adobe can bring it to life in incredible ways. Join Adam as you hone the skills to analyze your landscape images effectively and post-process them to fulfill your vision.

Additional Information

Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

Working knowledge of the computer and basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Thursdays and Mondays starting July 13 and ending July 24 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.


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For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Applications, Nature & Landscape
Adam Nish

Adam Nish is a New Mexico landscape photographer whose award-winning imagery captures the beauty of the state from end to end. He began his photographic career for the UNM Lobos, filming live hockey games. Finding inspiration in world-class photographers such as Wayne Suggs, Ian Beckley, and Jake Werth, he then delved deep into landscape photography. Adam’s work was first highlighted in New Mexico Magazine and its corresponding annual calendar. While developing his craft he partnered with brands such as ABQ Sunport, New Mexico United, and others. Currently Adam enjoys teaching passionate landscape photographers, live and onsite from his beautiful home state.

Instagram: @adamnishphoto

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