2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - to an entirely 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 many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one, since there are no film development costs.
Too often, 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 excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but 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.
If you just want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a couple 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 and every photo striving 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 pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It's challenging to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The top shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing 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 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 helpful, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources carton!