2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will immediately increase your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to an entirely 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'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been dramatically reduced by this approach and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got 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 add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is great at that should you just need a color wash across the full image!
But there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo trying 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is challenging to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of wanting 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 provide you with enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always useful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!