2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #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 a lot 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 will get one great one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we don't. This procedure has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to 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 used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you simply need a color wash across the full image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You may spend hundreds of hours on each photo attempting 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 images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us far better heavens. It's difficult to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are employing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will provide you with enough grip 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 is always helpful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!