2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outdoor photos - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #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 a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - approach. Since there are not any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. This approach has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it should 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.
In the event that you simply want a color wash across the full image Photoshop is great at that!
However there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You may 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It's challenging to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top 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 Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of needing to remove it, but it won't unscrew. It's 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 began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always convenient, but here is an option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection, should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tips - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources carton!