2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - to an entirely 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 they are used by most top shooters 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 will fire away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great 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.
Should you merely want a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You may 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, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better heavens. It is hard to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty 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?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always handy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!