Post Processing for Night Photography Tutorial

-by David Johnston

The complete Lightroom & Photoshop tutorial for bringing out the best in your Night Photography images.



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What’s Included?

  • Instant Access to downloadable video files.
  • 10 teaching videos for landscape photographers who want to create breathtaking night photos.
  • More than 120 minutes of video content – in-depth explanations, examples, workflow, and case studies.
  • Easy-to-follow Lightroom & Photoshop tutorial presented by professional landscape photographer David Johnston.
  • Post processing walk-through for case studies featuring Milky Way, Star Trails, Lunar Eclipse, and more.


  • Compatible with: Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC 2019, or above
  • Videos Created With: Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic CC 2019, or above

What You’ll Learn

  • Find out how a professional photographer uses his post-processing workflow for breathtaking night photography.
  • Master basic processing and go beyond to bring out colors and details in your Milky Way photos.
  • Explore blending modes in Photoshop and add a moon to your landscape photos.
  • Discover advanced techniques for blending a series of images to create night photographs with star trails.
  • Learn to create artistic night photographs during a lunar eclipse.
  • Follow along as a photography pro explains post processing techniques using real-life case studies with straight-forward, non-technical lessons.

Is Post Processing for Night Photography for me?

This post processing tutorial is for you if:

  • You have a basic knowledge of RAW processing in Lightroom and a working knowledge of Photoshop.
  • You want to go beyond the basics, and learn how to fine-tune your night photos with specific tools in Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • You want to learn to create impact with your night photography and avoid unappealing photos that lack detail, contrast, and color.
  • You want to learn to process star trails and lunar eclipse photos using multiple exposures.

This post processing tutorial might not be the right fit if:

  • You are just getting started in post processing. If you don’t know how to use Lightroom or Photoshop, you may want to find out more before you start this course.
  • You want to learn the basics. You’ll get the most from this course if you have a solid foundation in Lightroom and Photoshop. 
  • You want in-depth explanations of how global & local adjustment work in Lightroom, or how to use layers & masks in Photoshop.
  • You want to learn about camera settings including bracketing, exposure, focus and composition. This course is focused on post-processing only.

About Post Processing for Night Photography

Post Processing for Night Photography is packed full of easy-to-follow explanations, rich examples, and in-depth case studies. You’ll learn a complete Lightroom and Photoshop workflow to create breathtaking night photos that match your vision.

Here are some of the case-studies included in this Night Photography tutorial:

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