2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions which will quickly boost your landscape photography - or any outside photos - 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 shooters use them on virtually 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 don't. The photography skill set during the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this system and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will often use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
Should you simply need a color wash across the full image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo trying 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It is tough to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on 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 Handy!
If you are using filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of wanting 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 definitely give you 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 option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your wallet in a purse, there is less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get the filter off - are just a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!