2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can quickly boost 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 shots 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 - approach. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great 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 need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It's tough to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing 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 can provide you with enough grasp 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 convenient, but here is an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tips - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!