Post Process the Milky Way in Lightroom: Ian Norman demonstrates how a few basic enhancements can make your night sky images soar.


Today we join Ian Norman from to take a look at how he would usually apply a basic post process on the Milky Way by using Adobe Lightroom. Now, we have shared a similar Photoshop tutorial in a previous blog post, so if you don’t have Lightroom and you prefer to work in Photoshop, you can find that tutorial here.

Having used a fairly modest camera setup, Ian demonstrates just how much you can get from your RAW image. He kicks off by using a clever trick with the vibrance and saturation sliders, to get a realistic white balance that sets the starting point for a dynamic image of the night sky.

Other popular astrophotography posts:
How to Edit the Milky Way – Photoshop Tutorial
Inspirational Long Exposure Time-Lapse Film by Brad Goldpaint
How to Photograph the Night Sky
Focus Stacking for Maximum Depth of Field
“Soaring” by Old Salomonsen Shows The Northern Lights in Realtime

If you’d like to see more astrophotography tips you can find Ian on YouTube, he has a helpful collection of videos there. A great source of information if you are interested in night sky photography in particular. You can also stay in touch with Ian via his Facebook page, Google+ or on Twitter.