2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - 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 they are used by most top shooters 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. We will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there are no film development costs.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set over the past few years has been dramatically reduced by this approach and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you merely need a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better heavens. It is challenging to envision shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The most effective shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will definitely give you enough grasp to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always convenient, but here is a choice that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy suggestions - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get the filter off - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, check out the resources box!