2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can immediately increase your landscape photography - or any outside photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them 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'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this approach and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be amazing 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 often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you just need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is hard to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're using filters that screw onto the 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 began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to 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.
Should you keep your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two simple hints - keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources carton!