Camera filters: real (optical) vs fake (digital)

Camera filters: real (optical) vs fake (digital) nd grad

Do you still need to use filters on your camera lens or is it easy to recreate their effects in Lightroom and Photoshop?

Blur moving clouds with an ND filter: how to calculate exposures in 4 easy steps

How to blur moving clouds: 01 Choose a filter

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.

Best ND filter: 6 top models tested and rated

Best ND filter: 6 top models tested and rated

Bright light isn’t always a good thing. Get some serious stopping power as we test six of the top options to find the best ND filter for photographers…

Seascape photography: how to shoot smooth stormy seas

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Learn how to take dreamy seascape photography with our simple tutorial

A layman’s guide to ND filters

How to set up and use a variable ND filter: step 2

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.

Urban photography: how to blur people in busy city scenes

Urban photography: how to blur people in busy city scenes

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.

Using ND grad filters: how to fix murky foregrounds and over-exposed skies

How to use an ND grad filter to preserve detail in your landscapes: step 4

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.

Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

Best graduated neutral density filters: Cokin P-Series ND Grad Filter Kit

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.

10 tips for using your 10-stop ND filter

10 tips for using your 10-stop ND filter: everything you need to know to ensure sharp photos

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

Choosing the best ND filter: remember these 4 tips (and save this cheat sheet!)

How to choose the best ND filter for your camera: 4 tips for deciding which one is right for you

ND filters are sold in different strengths, and different scales are used to measure this. Some use an NDxx number, others refer to optical density, and some refer to the light reduction in EV or ‘stops’. Below we’ve served up four of our best tips for choosing the best ND filter for your DSLR.