2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will instantly increase your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - 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 - approach. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but 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.
Photoshop is excellent at that if you just want a color wash across the full image!
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 after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is challenging 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 Easy!
When you're employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of needing 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 provide you with enough grip 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's always easy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!