2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outdoor photographs - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #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 - approach. We will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. 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.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you just want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is very good at that!
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 can spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It's difficult to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The very best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can 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.
If you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy hints - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources carton!