2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will quickly raise your landscape photography - or some outside photos - 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 they are used by most top shooters 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. We will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there are no film development costs.
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.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Should you simply want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying to 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, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's difficult to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It's 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 useful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - keep a rubber band handy in the event you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources box!