Photography is a skill that requires practice and patience in order to capture a good photo and even then there's always room for improvement, especially when you aspire and strive to capture photos as good as those you often see online. Just as everything looks better behind an Instagram filter though, many of the photographs of epic landscapes and awe-inspiring locations you see have also been manipulated.
Take the work of Peter Stewart for example, an internationally published photographed with thousands of followers his work has been viewed by millions of people. It also helps that he's handy with Photoshop too, as he shows below how some simple tweaks can have a huge impact on a photo.
Using a technique that he calls 'bracketed multiple exposure' many of his photos are created using multiple exposures of the same location to capture highlights and detail that you'd never normally see through a camera or in real life, much like HDR photography.
Through this series of photos Stewart hopes to highlight how much of a role Photoshop has in changing a photo from ordinary to dramatic. So next time you set off on an adventure with your camera, just remember, Photoshop's your best friend. You can see more of his work on 500px, Instagram and Flickr.