2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that can quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outside photos - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shots use them 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 - approach. Since there are not any film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. 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 are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Should you simply want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is very good at that!
But 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 may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us far better heavens. It is challenging to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The top shots 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 Handy!
When you're using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of needing to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can definitely give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always handy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!