2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - 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 shots 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 off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're 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 often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you just need a color wash across the full image!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than try 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is challenging to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It is 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 alternative - 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 pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't 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!