2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that can instantly raise your landscape photography - or any outdoor photos - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them 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. We will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set over the past few years has been dramatically reduced by this approach and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you just want a color wash across the entire image!
However there are a couple filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You may spend hundreds of hours on each 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is tough to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The top shots 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 Handy!
If you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can 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 keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
Should you maintain your wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!