2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will quickly boost 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 they are used by most top shots on almost 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 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 often, we don't. The photography skill set during the past few years has been drastically reduced by this approach and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've 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 add is the effect of filters.
If you merely want a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You can 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It's challenging to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The most effective shots wouldn't 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!
When you are utilizing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, 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 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 own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection should you keep your wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these simple hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient 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. For more information, check out the resources box!