2 Photo Ideas To Improve Your Landscape Photography!
Here are two photo hints that will instantly increase your landscape photography - or any outdoor pictures - to an entirely new level. Use filters and rubber bands!
Photo Hint #1... Use filters in your photography!
Filters are an indispensable addition to any quality photo and most top shots use them 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. We will fire away 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 frequently, we don't. The photography skill set over the last few years has been dramatically reduced by this method and it's going to get even worse.
As opposed to learn to be amazing photographers, we are learning to be great at 'fixing' photos in Photoshop.
I 've nothing against Photoshop, but it should be used as a 'tweak' in photography. Not a fix.
One of the 'tweaks' we will frequently use Photoshop to insert is the effect of filters.
Photoshop is great at that should you simply need a color wash across the whole image!
However there are a couple of filters where it's best to have them on your own lens rather than attempt to add the effect after. You may spend hundreds of hours on each 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 protect your lens from scratches, etc. and can be removed before shooting if you need the sharpest pictures. Polarizers, remove glare from shiny things, and give us much better skies. It is tough to imagine shooting an outside photo without one. And we are given increased control over shutter speed and so on by neutral density filters.
The top shooters would not dream of not having these filters in their camera bag. But sometimes there can be a problem.
Photo Hint #2... Keep A Rubber Band Handy!
If you are utilizing filters that screw on the very front of your lens - sooner or later you'll run into the difficulty 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 will definitely give you enough grasp to get it started turning.
Where to keep your rubber band?
You can keep one in your camera bag therefore it is always handy, but here is an alternative that is even better - wrap it around your wallet! Or do both.
If you keep your wallet in your pocket, wrapping a rubber band around it makes it nearly impossible for a pick pocket to get the wallet from your pocket! Try it; you'll see what I mean!
If you maintain your wallet in a purse, there's less protection, but it still makes it more difficult to get the wallet out of your bag surreptitiously.
Both of these simple hints - keep a rubber band handy in the event you can not get the filter off and use filters in your photography - are only a couple more methods to take your outside, landscape photography to a whole new level. To find out more, have a look at the resources box!