2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will instantly raise 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 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 - strategy. We'll fire off 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 often, we do not. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you merely need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo attempting 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, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is tough to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The best 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 are using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue 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 will definitely 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 easy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick-pocket 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 more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get off the filter - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources carton!