2 Photo Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips that will instantly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor photos - 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 - strategy. We will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one, since there aren't any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This system has dramatically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be amazing at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I got nothing against Photoshop, but nevertheless, it ought to 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.
If you just want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is great at that!
But there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect afterwards. You could spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo attempting 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us much better heavens, and remove glare from shiny objects. It's challenging to picture shooting an outdoor photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The very best shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are using filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It's stuck!
Here's what you do...
Take a rubber band and wrap it around the filter. This will provide you with enough grip to get it began turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it is always easy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you keep 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!
Should you maintain your own wallet in a bag, there is less protection, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple suggestions - keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are just a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!