2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will quickly increase 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 essential addition to any quality photo and most top shots use them on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the past few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply want a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is tough to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't 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 started 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 maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can not get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!