2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - 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 almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set during the last few years has been drastically reduced by this process and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've 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 insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is great at that if you just need a color wash across the full image!
But there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is tough to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you're using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting 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 can definitely give you enough grasp to get it began 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 an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your wallet in your 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!
Should you maintain your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources box!