2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that can instantly raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to a whole 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 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 will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used 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 if you just need a color wash across the full image!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is hard to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're employing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It is 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?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always convenient, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your 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 makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not 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. For more information, take a look at the resources box!