2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside pictures - to an entirely 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 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 - approach. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too often, we do not. This method has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the previous few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you simply want a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a couple of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo striving 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us much better heavens. It is hard to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma 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 can give you enough grasp 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 helpful, but here is an option 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 almost 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, if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple suggestions - keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources carton!