2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters 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 - approach. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this system and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you simply need a color wash across the entire image!
However there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You can 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is hard to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are employing filters that screw on 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 is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely give you enough grip 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 alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
Should you maintain your wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get off the filter - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!