2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will immediately boost your landscape photography - or some outside 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 shots use them on almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. Since there aren't any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous couple of years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo striving 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is hard to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma 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 can give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always convenient, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!