2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outside pictures - to an entirely 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 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 - strategy. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we do not. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply need a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You can spend hundreds of hours on each photo striving 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, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us far better skies. It is tough to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective 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 Easy!
If you are employing 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's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will 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's always useful, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can not get off the filter - are merely 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 box!