To Get Better Landscape Photography, Your Camera Equipment Should Contain 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 not be duplicated after the fact. It must be in the camera.
I am sure you have seen landscape photography of a waterfall.
You can shoot it so that each drop of water is in sharp relief... or you can shoot it so that it resembles a massive string of cotton candy! And everything in between!
Incidentally, do you realize that Niagara Falls really ceased flowing for about 20 hours in 1848 because there was ice which was blocking the Niagara River? Picture a before and after shot of THAT!
Anyway, back to our point...
We are aware that to get the image that is sharp, we are in need of a fast shutter speed and to get the cotton candy blur we need a slow one.
Another good reason to put your camera on guide! You will never get award winning shots on automatic! They're going to look like everyone else's.
What if we desire a really slow shutter speed, but it's a brilliant day? As you understand, just a particular amount of light can be let in for a great exposure - if you let in too much, it is going to destroy the photo.
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So we first begin closing down the aperture. What if that isn't enough? Imagine if we are at the lowest 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 nice, it'll give us nicely saturated, noise free shots... but there are limits.
The simple fix would be to block some 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 made to block a certain amount of light. That's all! It doesn't change the light in any manner - it's inert. The light going into the lens has all the same properties; there's only less of it.
Voilla! You are now able to shoot at waterfall that is cotton sweet, that glossy - on a brilliant sunny day!
Neutral density filters come in a variety of strengths. It's possible for you to block one stop of light, three, five, and so forth. Plus various densities can be 'stacked' for even more light blockage. You can place a five stop and also a three stop neutral density filter together for eight full stops! (That is a LOT of light!)
Neutral density filters have lots of uses, not just for waterfalls. In tomorrows photo trick post, I Will go into even more cool things that you can do to improve your landscape photography with these camera equipment accessories that are indispensable.