2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will immediately boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shots 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. We'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure 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 got 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.
Should you merely need a color wash across the full image Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better heavens. It is tough to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem 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 will provide you with 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 so it is always convenient, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your 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 maintain your wallet in a bag, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get the filter off - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, take a look at the resources box!