2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - 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 shots use them on almost 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'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is great at that should you just want a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You can spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It's difficult to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective 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 Convenient!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can provide you with enough grip 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 handy, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources box!