To Get Better Landscape Photography, Your Camera Gear Should Include Neutral Density Filters!
The neutral density filter is concerned by now's photo hint. This is just another piece of camera equipment that should be in your bag at all times to get better landscape photography! It is another filter effect that can't be duplicated after the fact. It has to be in the camera.
I'm sure you have seen landscape photography of a waterfall.
It's possible for you to shoot it so that each drop of water is in sharp relief... or you'll be able to shoot it so that it looks like a massive string of cotton candy! And everything in between!
Incidentally, did you know that Niagara Falls truly stopped flowing in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice which was obstructing the Niagara River? Visualize a before and after shot of THAT!
Anyway, back to our point...
We know that to get the image that is sharp, we to get the cotton candy blur we want a slow one and need a quick shutter speed.
Another good reason to place your camera on manual! You will never get award winning shots on automatic! They're going to look like everyone else's.
What if we need an extremely slow shutter speed, but it is a brilliant day? As you understand, merely a certain amount of light can be let in for a good exposure - it is going to destroy the photo should you let in too much.
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So we first begin closing down the aperture. What if that's not enough? What will happen if we are at the smallest aperture setting - and we still have too much light.
Our next alternative would be to go with the slowest film or ISO setting we can. That is certainly fine, it'll give us nicely saturated, sound free shots... but there are restrictions.
The simple fix would be to obstruct a few of that light, since our difficulty is that too much light is entering the lens.
Enter the 'Neutral Density Filter'.
The neutral density filter is a filter that is designed to obstruct a a predetermined amount of light. That's all! It doesn't alter the light in any way - it's inert. The light entering the lens has all the same properties; there is simply less of it.
Voilla! You are now able to shoot at that silky, waterfall that is cotton candy - on a bright sunny day!
Neutral density filters come in various strengths. It's possible for you to block one stop of light, three, five, and so on. Plus various densities can be 'stacked' for even more light blockage. You may place a three stop neutral density filter along with a five stop collectively for eight full stops! (That's a LOT of light!)
Neutral density filters have lots of uses, not just for waterfalls. In tomorrows photo suggestion article, I Will go into even more cool things that you certainly can do to enhance your landscape photography with these camera equipment accessories that are essential.