2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside pictures - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shooters 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 - strategy. Since there are not any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. This process has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it is 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 ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add 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!
However there are a couple filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could spend hundreds of hours on each 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's difficult to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're employing 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 it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will provide you with enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always convenient, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection should you keep your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!