2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will instantly increase your landscape photography - or any outside 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 they are used by most top shooters 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. Since there are not any film development costs, we will fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that if you just need a color wash across the entire image!
But 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 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny things. It is hard to envision shooting 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 wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty of needing 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 can definitely give you enough grasp 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 option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you keep your wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - keep a rubber band easy in the event you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, take a look at the resources carton!