2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will instantly increase your landscape photography - or some outside 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 most top shooters use them 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 tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. This system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the previous few years and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great 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 insert is the effect of filters.
Should you just want a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is very good 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 can 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is hard to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing 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 definitely provide you with enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always handy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in case you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!