2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or some outside pictures - to a whole 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 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. We will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that should you just want a color wash across the entire image!
But there are a couple of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You may 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, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better skies. It's tough to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of needing 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always helpful, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection should you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!