2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that can instantly boost 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 essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters 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'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This process has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years 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 have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used 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 great at that if you just want a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo trying 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us far better heavens. It's tough to envision shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The top shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, 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 provide you with 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 therefore it is always convenient, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources carton!