2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to a whole 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 most top shooters use them 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 - strategy. We'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set over the past few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you merely want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It is difficult to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of wanting 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 useful, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in the event you can't get off the filter - 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!