2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will quickly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - to an entirely 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 shots on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too a lot of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This process has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years 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 've nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you merely want a color wash across the entire image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better heavens. It's hard to picture shooting at 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 sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
When 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 began 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 option that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain 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'll see what I mean!
There is less protection if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - keep a rubber band helpful in case you can't get the filter off and use filters in your photography - 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!