2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will immediately increase your landscape photography - or some 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 shots use them 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 will fire off 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 frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be excellent photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better heavens. It is tough to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The very best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma 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 can 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 therefore it is always convenient, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain 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 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 out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just 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!