ND grad filters: what every photographer should know

ND grad filters: what every photographer should know

How to position your ND grad filter

It’s also worth remembering that the positioning of the graduated filter makes or breaks an image. When confronted with a straight horizon, what could be simpler? Yet grad lines are a common sight throughout the photographic world.

ND Grad Filters: the wrong position on your digital camera

Image copyright David Clapp

The image on above shows how an ND8 hard-step grad has been pulled downwards too far; it’s also on an offset angle.

ND Grad Filters: the right position on your digital camera

Image copyright David Clapp

However, this image directly above shows the correct positioning with the grad line pulled down just enough to stop a light band of sky from creeping in underneath.

PAGE 1: How to use an ND Grad filter
PAGE 2: How to position your ND Grad filter
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