On this video photographer Josh Cripps of Professional Photography Tips looks at what you can do with a 10 stop ND filter for landscape photography.
Long exposure photography is very common in landscape photography. When shooting in broad daylight however you quickly reach a stage where you simply have too much light and you can’t really expose correctly. Here comes the ND filter to your rescue. The ND filter simply adds a sort of “sunglasses” to your lens and allows you to shoot at a much longer shutter speed.
On this video Cripps shows some images which were taken at over a minute of exposure in broad daylight (with an external remote). This can only be done using an ND filter. What do you can when shooting long exposure during the day (and basically any time of the day) well – you can capture motion – so for example you can make the clouds look in motion or the see or river look silky white. This can result in some very impressive effect – however – you might run into some issues – especially with colors (ND filters are not 100% color free) so you will need some color correction in post production – but as you can see in the images Cripps shows in this video – the results can certainly be worth it.
This is far from the first time that we have looked at filters – check out HD Variable Neutral Density Filter by Fader,using filters for shooting waterfalls, Fotodiox WonderPana FreeArc filters for Wide-Angle Lenses, How to Use ND Grads: a Step by Step Guide and more.
You can find many more helpful photography tips and techniques on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.