Should water look natural in photography?
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29-10-10, 06:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
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In the past I have mainly opted to freeze water movement, but recently I have really enjoyed using a Lee Filters Big Stopper 10EV ND filter to enable me to use very long exposures in daylight. Last week I shot a mixture of milky and natural seascapes in Devon. I just went with how I felt and what I thought the scene called for.
It's much easier to use very dense ND filters with digital cameras than with film because you can see if the results are what you want straight away.
Yes, well put. Actually I'd say that using a standard ND filter on a film camera is not all that difficult - however many 'stops' of exposure that the filter decreases the light, just add it back with exposure compensation. ND Grad is a bit trickier but the same principle. It's that wait between firing the shutter and getting the proofs back that I couldn't stand now.
In the various camera club communities, you get lots of people (well, maybe 5%) that still want to tell us that "Digital is inferior to film". I've gradually built up a good list of arguments about why - despite a perceived lower quality - digital is, in so many areas, a far superior way to take photographs. Does an APS-C DSLR beat a 35mm SLR? I think that's a close-run thing now.... but I know which one I'd rather use.
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