2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor pictures - 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 most top shooters use them 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 - strategy. We'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This process has drastically reduced the photography skill set during the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we're learning to be excellent at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
In the event that you just want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is very good at that!
However there are a couple of filters where it is best to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect later. 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's challenging to imagine shooting at an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The very best shots wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you're using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the dilemma of needing to remove it, but 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 definitely 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 so it is always easy, but here is an even better option - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your own wallet in your 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'll see what I mean!
There is less protection, if you maintain your wallet in a bag, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band easy in the event you can not get off the filter - are just a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources carton!