2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that can quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor photographs - to an entirely 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 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 frequently, we don't. This system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used 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 want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us far better skies. It is challenging to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of needing to remove it, but 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?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always handy, but here is a choice 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 practically impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your own wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get off the filter - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources box!