Shoot some skies! They are there for all of us and you don't need to leave the house

Shoot some skies
(Image credit: Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

With the advent of digital imaging it’s easy to splice a new sky into a landscape shot that isn’t quite working. With the right Photoshop layers, blending and masking skills, it’s possible to create seamless composite images that look completely natural – and with the clever AI Sky Replacement tool in Luminar 4, it’s easier still.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at