2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that can immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outside pictures - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shots 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 - approach. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This approach has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you simply need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting 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 hard to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are utilizing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting to remove it, but nevertheless, 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 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 an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in case you can not get the filter off - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!