2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that can quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - 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 they are used by most top shooters 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 - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set during the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply need a color wash across the full image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You may 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is difficult to imagine 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 would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #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 difficulty of needing 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 definitely give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always useful, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your 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'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!