2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #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 thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. This procedure has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you merely need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It is challenging to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not 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 began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always helpful, but here is an alternative that is even better - 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 nearly 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 keep your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get the filter off - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, take a look at the resources carton!