2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to an entirely 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 - approach. Since there are not any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. This method has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the previous few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be used 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 great at that if you simply want a color wash across the entire image!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could 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 images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny objects, and give us much better skies. It is difficult to envision shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always convenient, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you maintain your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can not get the filter off - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!