2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can quickly increase 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 they are used by most top shooters on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too often, we don't. This approach has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be excellent 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 often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you merely want a color wash across the full image!
However there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You could 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better skies. It is difficult 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 top shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty 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 provide you with enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always helpful, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
If you maintain your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get the filter off - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!