2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent 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 often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you merely want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 objects, and give us much better heavens. It is challenging to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The top shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting 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 grip 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 is always convenient, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your 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 is less protection, if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get off the filter - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources carton!