2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that can immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outside photos - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. We will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Should you simply want a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each 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 images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It is hard to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of needing to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always easy, but here is an even better alternative - 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 almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you keep your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!