2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will immediately boost your landscape photography - or some 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 shots use them on virtually every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. We'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one great one, since there are not any film development costs.
Too often, we do not. This system has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the last few years and it is going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be great photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I have 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 insert is the effect of filters.
In the event that you just need a color wash across the whole image Photoshop is excellent at that!
However there are a couple filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You can spend hundreds of hours on each and every photo striving 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 want the sharpest images. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny items, and give us much better heavens. It is difficult to picture shooting an outside photo without one. And neutral density filters give us increased control over shutter speed and so on.
The very best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But occasionally there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the problem of wanting 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 can definitely give you 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 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 out of your pocket! Try it; you will see what I mean!
If you keep your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it makes it harder to get the wallet from the bag surreptitiously.
Both of these easy tips - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band helpful in the event you can not get off the filter - are only a couple more ways to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. To learn more, have a look at the resources box!