Neutral Density Filters Should Be Included by Your Camera Equipment to Get Better Landscape Photography!
The neutral density filter concerns. This is just another piece of camera gear that should be in your bag at all times, to get better landscape photography! It is another filter effect that can not be duplicated after the fact. It has to be in the camera.
I am sure you have seen landscape photography of a waterfall.
You can shoot it so that every drop of water is in sharp relief... or you'll be able to shoot it so that it resembles a huge string of cotton candy! And everything in between!
By the way, were you aware that Niagara Falls really stopped flowing for about 20 hours in 1848 because there was ice that was blocking the Niagara River? Imagine a before and after shot of THAT!
Anyway, back to our tip...
We all know that to get the image that is sharp, we need a quick shutter speed and to get the cotton candy blur we desire a slow one.
Another great reason to set your camera on manual! You'll never get award winning shots on automatic! They are going to look like everyone else's.
What if we need an extremely slow shutter speed, but it is a brilliant day? Just a particular amount of light can be let in for a good exposure, as you know - if you let in too much, it'll ruin the photo.
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So we start closing down the aperture. What if that isn't enough? What if we are at the lowest aperture setting - and we still have an excessive amount of light.
Our next alternative would be to go with the slowest film or ISO setting we can. That's fine, it's going to give us nicely saturated, sound free shots... but there are limitations.
Since our difficulty is that too much light is entering the lens, the simple fix is to obstruct a few of that light.
Enter the 'Neutral Density Filter'.
The neutral density filter is a filter that is designed to block a certain amount of light. That is all! It doesn't change the light in any way - it's inert. The light going into the lens has all the same properties; there's simply less of it.
Voilla! You are now able to shoot cotton candies waterfall, that glossy - on a bright sunny day!
Neutral density filters come in several strengths. You can block one stop of light, three, five, and so forth. Plus various densities can be 'stacked' for even more light blockage. You could put a three stop neutral density filter along with a five stop collectively for eight full stops! (That is a LOT of light!)
Neutral density filters have tons of uses, not only for waterfalls. In tomorrows photo suggestion post, I Will go into even more cool things you can do to improve your landscape photography with these essential camera gear accessories.