2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will immediately increase your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - 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 virtually 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'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the last few years has been drastically reduced by this approach and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that in the event that you simply need a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo attempting 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 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 heavens. It is tough to envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but 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 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 so it is always easy, but here is an even better alternative - 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 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 keep your own wallet in a purse, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!