2 Photo Ideas To Enhance Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo tips which will quickly increase your landscape photography - or any outside 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 shots 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. Since there are no film development costs, we'll fire away hundreds or even tens of thousands of shots in the hopes that we'll get one great one.
Too frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the previous few years has been dramatically reduced by this method 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 should be utilized as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
Among the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to add is the effect of filters.
If you merely want a color wash across the whole image, Photoshop is excellent at that!
But there are a number of filters where it's a good idea to have them on your own lens rather than try to add the effect afterwards. You may 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 want the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us far better skies. It is difficult to imagine shooting at an outdoor photo without one. And neutral density filters give increased control over shutter speed and so on to us.
The best shots would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there may be an issue.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Convenient!
When you are employing filters that screw onto the front of your lens - sooner or later you will run into the issue of wanting to remove it, but it will not unscrew. It is 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 therefore it is always handy, but here is a choice that is even better - 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 pick-pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
There is less protection if you keep your wallet in a bag, but it makes it more difficult to get the wallet from your bag surreptitiously.
These two simple tricks - use filters in your photography and keep a rubber band handy in case you can't get the filter off - are only a couple more ways to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, take a look at the resources box!