2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - 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 - approach. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too often, we do not. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you merely want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a couple filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It's hard to envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you're employing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always helpful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources carton!