2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outside 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 most top shooters use them 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 - strategy. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one, since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. This approach has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent 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 frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that in the event that you merely need a color wash across the full image!
However there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo trying 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is difficult to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of needing to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's 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 so it is always useful, but here is an even better option - 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 virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection if you keep your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!