2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor 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 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 - strategy. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too often, we do not. This system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Should you merely need a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than attempt 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It is challenging to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #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 will definitely give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always convenient, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get the filter off - 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 carton!