2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will immediately increase 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 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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set during the past few years has been drastically reduced by this system and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized 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 merely need a color wash across the entire 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 later. You could 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is difficult to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty 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 provide you with enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always useful, but here is a choice that is even better - 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!
There's less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in the event you can't get the filter off - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!