2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some 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 most top shots 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. We'll fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this process and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great 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.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you merely need a color wash across the full image!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 protect 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 envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The very best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely 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 helpful, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you maintain your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!