2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can quickly boost your landscape photography - or any 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 they are used by most top shots 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. We'll fire away hundreds or even 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 over the past few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is great at that in the event that you just need a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a couple of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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 need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is difficult to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are utilizing 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 it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will 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 easy, 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 almost 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 wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!