2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - 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 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 - approach. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized 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 excellent at that in the event that you simply want a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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 need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us far better skies. It's tough 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 top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It's 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always handy, but here is an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!