2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outside photos - to an entirely 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 - approach. We'll fire off hundreds or even 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. This approach has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should 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.
Should you just need a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect after. You can spend hundreds of hours on each 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 protect 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 things. It is difficult to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so forth to us.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of wanting 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 will give you enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always easy, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it practically impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet out of your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources box!