2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will instantly raise your landscape photography - or any outside photographs - to a whole 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 shooters 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 - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the past few years has been drastically reduced by this approach and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got 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.
If you merely need a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting to seamlessly 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 far better heavens. It is hard to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The very best shooters 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 Handy!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue 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 will definitely provide you with enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it's always helpful, but here is an option that is even better - 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 practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't get the filter off - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!