2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will instantly raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - 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 shooters on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. The photography skill set during the past few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you simply need a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo trying 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's difficult to envision shooting at an outdoor 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 occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it won't 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?
It's possible for you to 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.
If you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
Should you keep your own wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy suggestions - keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!