2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them on almost 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 away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. This method has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply want a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo striving 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 need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It's tough to envision shooting an outdoor 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 sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is 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 began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always handy, but here is an option that is even better - 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 virtually impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can't 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 learn more, check out the resources carton!