2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that can instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outdoor photographs - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable 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 will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous couple of years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply need a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is challenging to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are utilizing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of needing to remove it, but 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 give you enough grasp 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's always handy, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you keep your wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!