2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will instantly increase your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to an entirely 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 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 will get one great one since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This procedure has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that in the event that you simply need a color wash across the entire image!
But 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 may spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 protect 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 much better skies. It is difficult to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The top shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can provide you with enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always easy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your 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 will see what I mean!
If you maintain your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!