2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outdoor photographs - to a whole 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 most top shots use them 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. We will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this approach and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have 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.
Photoshop is great at that if you merely want a color wash across the whole image!
But there are a number of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo trying 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is hard to imagine shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The most effective shots 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 Convenient!
When you're employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag so it's always convenient, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your own wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in the event you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, take a look at the resources carton!