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2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!

Here are two photo tricks that can immediately boost your landscape photography - or any outside photos - 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 they are used by most top shots 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 - strategy. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there are not any film development costs.

Too frequently, we do not. This approach has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it's going to get even worse.

As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.

I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.

One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.

Photoshop is excellent at that in the event that you merely want a color wash across the full image!

However there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You can 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better skies. It's difficult to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.

The very best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.

Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!

When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is stuck!

Here's what you do...

Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely give you enough grip 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 helpful, 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 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's less protection if you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it 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 helpful in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!