2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will quickly boost your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to an entirely 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 almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. Since there are no film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this process 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 've nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you merely want a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a couple of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's challenging to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are utilizing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not 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 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 an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain 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'll see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy hints - keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources box!