2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - 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 they are used by most top shooters on virtually 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 off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you merely want a color wash across the entire image!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us far better skies. It is hard to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw onto 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 give you enough grasp 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 convenient, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!