Picture Taking Tips And Techniques For Linn Grove Iowa

2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!

Here are two photo tips that can immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor 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 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. Since there aren't any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one.

Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the last few years has been drastically reduced by this approach and it is going to get even worse.

Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we're 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.

Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.

If you just want a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is excellent at that!

However there are a number of 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 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's hard to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.

The most effective shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.

Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!

If you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of needing 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 definitely definitely give you enough grasp to get it started turning.

Where to keep your rubber band?

You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always helpful, but here is an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.

If you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!

There is less protection, should you keep your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.

These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!