2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or any outside photos - 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 most top shooters use them on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the past few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to 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.
If you simply want a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect after. You can 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 items, and give us far better heavens. It is tough to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting 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 will 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 option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!