2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outside photos - to a whole 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 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. Since there are not any film development costs, we'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's tough to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are using 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 won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely 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 convenient, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection should you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple suggestions - keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!