2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will instantly increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor 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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is great at that!
But 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 attempting 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better heavens. It's tough to imagine shooting an outside 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 occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are utilizing filters that screw on 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 is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will 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 even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep 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 is less protection, if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources carton!