2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will instantly raise your landscape photography - or some outside photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them on almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we don't. This procedure has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to 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.
Photoshop is very good at that if you merely need a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo striving to seamlessly 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us much better skies. It's difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The best shots 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 Handy!
When you're using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of needing 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 will definitely definitely give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it is always easy, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection should you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two simple hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in the event you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!