Have you ever wondered how pro photographers capture movement in their landscape shots to produce soft, blurry clouds and misty waterfalls? Are your long exposures just not delivering the same effect? Chances are that those pro images have been shot using a neutral density filter. These dark filters are designed to reduce the amount of light reaching the sensor in order to increase exposure times, without affecting the colour of the image. But how do you know when to use ND filters?
Do you still need to use filters on your camera lens or is it easy to recreate their effects in Lightroom and Photoshop?
Using long exposures to blur moving water is a classic technique, but a similar technique can also be used to great effect to blur scudding clouds. In this tutorial we show you how to calculate exposures with your ND filter to blur moving clouds, giving more impact to your landscape photography.
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What is an ND filter used for – and how should you use it? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the equipment.
There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing an ND filter, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have.
A great way to add drama to your urban photography is to add motion blur to pictures of busy city scenes. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and use an ND filter to allow you to use a slow enough shutter speed to do so.
ND grad filters are some of the most indispensable photo accessories for landscape photography. In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to use a graduated neutral density filter to stave off over-exposed skies and dark foregrounds.
What are the best graduated neutral density filters on the market? We take six of the top graduated ND filters on the market and put them to the test to find out.
Because you can’t see through a 10-stop ND filter, they are not the easiest accessory to use. But once you know how to use a 10-stop ND filter correctly, it can totally transform your landscape photography and open up a world of creative possibilities. Here’s a simple method for ensuring sharp shots with your 10-stop ND filter