2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outside photographs - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them 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'll fire away 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 often, we don't. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you merely want a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a few 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It is hard to picture shooting an outside 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 sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're utilizing 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 won't unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it's always helpful, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually 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 own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case 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!