2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - to a whole 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 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 will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been drastically reduced by this system and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that in the event that you merely want a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You can 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 heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It's hard to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, 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 provide you with enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always useful, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection if you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - keep a rubber band easy in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!