2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can instantly raise your landscape photography - or any 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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you simply want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is challenging to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will give you enough grasp 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 easy, 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 nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
Should you maintain your wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get the filter off - are just a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!