2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - to a whole 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 they are used by most top shooters 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. Since there are not any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one good one.
Too frequently, we do not. This approach has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the previous couple of years and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great 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 add is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is excellent at that in the event that you simply want a color wash across the entire image!
However there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 safeguard your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny items. It is difficult to envision shooting an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The best shots 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 employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the difficulty 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 can provide you with 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 useful, but here is an even better choice - 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 almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection if you maintain your own wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your purse surreptitiously.
These two easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!