2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will immediately increase your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shots 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 will fire off 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 don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great 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 frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you simply need a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You can 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 need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It is hard to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The very best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem 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 can definitely 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 is always useful, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
If you maintain your wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!