2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will instantly raise your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to a whole 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 they are used by most top shots 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 away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but 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.
If you merely want a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us much better skies. It's hard to envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will 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 so it's always helpful, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you maintain your own wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources box!