2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks 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 they are used by most top shots on almost 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 aren't any film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this method and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that if you merely want a color wash across the entire image!
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 later. You may 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 far better skies. It's challenging to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The top 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 Easy!
When you are using filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of needing 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 definitely give you enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always handy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your 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 will 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 hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in the event you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources carton!