2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will instantly boost your landscape photography - or any outdoor 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 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. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too frequently, we don't. This procedure has dramatically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that if you just want a color wash across the entire image!
But there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can give you enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore 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 own 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, if you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two simple hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in case you can't get off the filter - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources carton!