2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can immediately boost your landscape photography - or any outdoor photos - 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 most top shots 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 - strategy. We'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been drastically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you just want a color wash across the entire 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 can spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 objects, and give us far better skies. It's challenging to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you're using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always useful, 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 almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event 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, have a look at the resources carton!