2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will quickly raise your landscape photography - or any outside photographs - to a whole 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 shooters 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 - strategy. Since there aren't any film development costs, we'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it's 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 nevertheless, it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you just need a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is difficult to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of wanting 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 can give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always easy, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
If you maintain your own wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!