2 Photo Tips To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tricks which will instantly raise your landscape photography - or some outdoor photographs - 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 they are used by most top shooters on almost every shot!
With digital photography taking over the photo world, too many of us are using a point and shoot - camera on automatic - strategy. Since there aren't any film development costs, we'll fire off hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we will get one good one.
Too often, we don't. This approach has drastically reduced the photography skill set over the previous couple of years and it's going to get even worse.
Instead of learn to be amazing photographers, we're learning to be amazing 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.
Should you just need a color wash across the entire image Photoshop is very good at that!
But there are a few filters where it's best to have them on your lens rather than attempt to add the effect later. You may spend hundreds of hours on each and every 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 pictures. Polarizers, give us much better skies, and remove glare from shiny things. It's tough to imagine shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so forth by neutral density filters.
The top shooters wouldn't dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #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 problem 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 can 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 therefore it is always helpful, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
Should you maintain your wallet in your own pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it almost impossible for a pickpocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There's less protection should you maintain your own wallet in a purse, but it 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 convenient in case you can not get off the filter - are merely a couple more methods to take your outdoor, landscape photography to a whole new level. For more information, have a look at the resources box!