2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will instantly raise your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to a whole 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 - 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 during the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this system and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have 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 just want a color wash across the full image!
But there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You may spend hundreds of hours on each 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 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 much better heavens. It's difficult to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing 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 can definitely give you enough grip to get it began 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 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 virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from 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 makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tricks - keep a rubber band handy in the event you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, take a look at the resources carton!