2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will immediately boost your landscape photography - or any outdoor photos - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shooters 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'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been drastically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you simply need a color wash across the entire image!
However there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You can spend hundreds of hours on each 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is challenging to envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The very best shots 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!
When you're using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of needing to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can provide you with enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always useful, but here is an alternative 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!
If you maintain your own wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!