2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to an entirely 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 they are used by most top shots on virtually 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'll fire off 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 don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you just need a color wash across the entire image!
However 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 afterwards. You may 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It's difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you're using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can definitely give you enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always easy, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your own 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!
There's less protection, if you keep your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!