2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks that will instantly boost your landscape photography - or some outdoor pictures - to a whole new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an essential addition to any quality photo and they are used by most top shooters 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 - approach. Since there are no film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too often, we don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it ought to 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 should you merely need a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a couple of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You could spend hundreds of hours on each photo attempting 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest images. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It is difficult to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The top shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there may be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
If you are employing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the problem 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 will definitely provide you with enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always handy, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
Should you maintain your wallet in a bag, there's less protection, but it still makes it harder to get the wallet from your purse surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band convenient in case you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources box!