2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor photographs - 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 shots on almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. Since there aren't any 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 do not. This procedure has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the past few years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but 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.
Should you just want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better skies. It is difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
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 Convenient!
When you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting 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 will definitely give you enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always helpful, but here is an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own 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!
There is less protection, if you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - keep a rubber band easy in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!