2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outside 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 they are used by most top shooters on almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been dramatically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it should 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.
Should you just need a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's hard to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of wanting 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 will give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always useful, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you maintain your own wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources carton!