2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside pictures - to an entirely 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 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. We will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should 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 just need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better heavens. It is 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 best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of needing 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 began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always helpful, but here is an even better choice - 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'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!