2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately boost your landscape photography - or any outdoor 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 thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are no film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. This process has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you merely need a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it is best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You can spend hundreds of hours on each 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is challenging to picture shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The very best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When you're utilizing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of wanting 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 provide you with enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always handy, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep 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'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in case you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources carton!