2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can immediately increase your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - 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 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 - approach. Since there are not any 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 system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the previous few years and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently 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 number of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting 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 need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us far better heavens. It's challenging to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely definitely give you enough grip 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's always handy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your own 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'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can not 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 learn more, have a look at the resources carton!