2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will instantly increase your landscape photography - or some 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 shots 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 - strategy. We will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it should 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 if you just want a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving to seamlessly 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, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us much better skies. It is difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of needing to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely provide you with enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always convenient, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your own 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!
There's less protection should you keep your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!