Picture Taking Tips And Techniques For Port Wing Wisconsin

Your Camera Gear Should Include Neutral Density Filters to Get Better Landscape Photography!

Now's photo tip concerns the neutral density filter. To get better landscape photography, this is another piece of camera gear which should be in your bag at all times! It is another filter effect that can't be duplicated after the fact. It must 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 resembles a gigantic string of cotton candy! And everything in between!

Incidentally, are you aware that Niagara Falls really stopped flowing in 1848 for about 20 hours because there was ice that was obstructing the Niagara River? Visualize a before and after shot of THAT!

Anyway, back to our point...

We all know that to get the sharp image, we to get the cotton candy blur we need a slow one and are in need of a quick shutter speed.

Another good reason to set your camera on guide! You will never get award winning shots on automatic! They will look like everyone else's.

Imagine if we need a really slow shutter speed, but it's a brilliant daytime? As you know, just a particular amount of light can be let in for an excellent exposure - should you let in too much, it'll ruin the photo.

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So we first start closing down the aperture. What if that isn't enough? What if we're at the smallest aperture setting - and we still have an excessive amount of light.

Our next option 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 constraints.

Since our problem is the fact that too much light is entering the lens, the simple fix is to obstruct some of that light.

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 change the light in any way - it is neutral. The light going into the lens has all the same properties; there is only less of it.

Voilla! You're now able to shoot at that sleek, waterfall that is cotton candies - on a brilliant sunny day!

Neutral density filters come in a variety of strengths. You can block one stop of light, three, five, and so on. Plus various densities can be 'stacked' for even more light blockage. You may put a three stop neutral density filter and also 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 tip post, I'll go into even more cool things that you can certainly do to enhance your landscape photography with these vital camera equipment accessories.