2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #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 - strategy. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous couple of years has been drastically reduced by this process 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 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You could 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 safeguard 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 much better skies. It's challenging to imagine shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The very best shots 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 very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will provide you with 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 therefore it is always useful, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own 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!
Should you maintain your wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - keep a rubber band easy in the event 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. For more information, have a look at the resources carton!