2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that will instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photos - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Tip #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shooters use them 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 away hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one since there are not any film development costs.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set during the last few years has been drastically reduced by this process and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've 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 add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is very good at that if you just want a color wash across the full image!
But there are a few filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You may 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 need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better skies. It is hard to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The best shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This can provide you with enough grip to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore 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 own 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'll see what I mean!
If you keep your wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are merely a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources box!