2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo suggestions that can immediately raise your landscape photography - or any outdoor pictures - 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 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 will 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 don't. This method has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the previous few years and it is going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be excellent photographers, we're learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
If you just want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. You could spend hundreds of hours on each 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 images. Polarizers, give us far better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's difficult to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The very best shots 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!
If you are using filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue 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 give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
It's possible for you to keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always helpful, but here is an even better alternative - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There's less protection, if you keep your own wallet in a purse, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two easy hints - keep a rubber band easy in case you can't get off the filter and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, check out the resources carton!