2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside photos - to an entirely 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 shooters 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'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one, since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. This system has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the previous few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you merely need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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 things, and give us far better heavens. It's challenging to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can 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 therefore it is always easy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection if you keep your wallet in a purse, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!