2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shooters 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. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we do not. This method has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you merely want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You may 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 images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is difficult to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The very best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is 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 therefore it is always easy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your own wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two simple tips - 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 ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources carton!