2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will immediately boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shooters on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too often, we do not. This process has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you just want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting to add them.
UV filters, polarizers and neutral density filters.
These filters are a MUST HAVE for any camera bag! The UV filter will help safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It's hard to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of needing to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely definitely give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always useful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!