2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can quickly raise your landscape photography - or any outside photographs - to a whole 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 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 - strategy. We will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Should you just want a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's challenging to imagine shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but it will not 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 grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always useful, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources box!