2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will instantly increase your landscape photography - or some 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. Since there aren't any film development costs, we will fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one.
Too frequently, we do not. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been drastically reduced by this procedure and it is going to get even worse.
Rather than learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great 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.
Photoshop is excellent at that should you merely want a color wash across the full image!
But there are a few filters where it's a good idea to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, give us far better heavens, and remove glare from shiny items. It's challenging to picture shooting at an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so forth.
The most effective shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Tip #2... Keep A Rubber Band Easy!
If you are employing filters that screw on the front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the dilemma of needing to remove it, but nevertheless, it will not unscrew. It is 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 started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag so it's always useful, but here is an even better choice - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you maintain your own wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it virtually impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
There is less protection, should you keep your wallet in a purse, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the purse surreptitiously.
These two simple tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can't get off the filter - are merely a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, check out the resources carton!