Seascape Photography Tips: using your 10-stop ND filter for ultra long exposures

Seascape Photography Tips: using your 10-stop ND filter for ultra long exposures

Seaside Photography Tips – 03 Attach the filter

Seaside Photography Tips - 03 Attach the filter

Don’t attempt to meter or focus through a 10-stop filter because it’s simply too dark; set everything up manually first without the filter.

Put your camera on your tripod and compose the scene. Zoom your lens to the required focal length, and autofocus on a rock or other point of interest in the scene, then move the focus switch on your lens to Manual to lock the focus.

When attaching the ND filter, some zoom lenses and focus rings have a tendency to move easily; either hold them securely so they don’t budge, or use a few wraps of electrical tape to keep them from being moved accidentally.

PAGE 1: Seaside Photography Tips – 01 Break the rules!
PAGE 2: Seaside Photography Tips – 02 Camera settings
PAGE 3: Seaside Photography Tips – 03 Attach the filter
PAGE 4: Seaside Photography Tips – 04 How to calculate exposure (free cheat sheet)
PAGE 5: Seaside Photography Tips – 05 Beach challenges
PAGE 6: Seaside Photography Tips – 06 When to shoot?
PAGE 7: Which filter to use for long-exposure seascapes

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