2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can immediately increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor pictures - 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 most top shots use them on virtually 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. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you merely need a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a couple of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You may 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, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's tough to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The very best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma 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 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 convenient, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in case you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!