2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will quickly raise 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 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 - approach. Since there are not 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 don't. The photography skill set during the past few years has been drastically reduced by this process and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be amazing 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 often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is tough to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The best 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 employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem 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 give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is 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 pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you keep your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get off the filter - are only a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources carton!