2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - 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 they are used by most top shots 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. We'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it's 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 it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you just want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could 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 images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's tough to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely definitely give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always helpful, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - keep a rubber band handy in the event you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!