2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will quickly raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to an entirely 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 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. Since there are not any film development costs, we'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. This approach has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've 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.
In the event that you simply need a color wash across the full image Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is tough to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely 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's always helpful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your own 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 bag, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't 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 learn more, have a look at the resources box!