Guide to Long Exposure Photography with Neutral Density Filter we can create photos that show something not actually visible in nature. The water turns into silk, moving objects lose their sharp boundaries and become ethereal, moving light sources are transformed into beautiful trails of light. The tool that allows you to create long exposures at any time of the day and in any light condition is the ND filter. Previously published article Filter in Digital Photography can be a good guide for the starters for understanding this guide to long exposure photography. You can search with Exposure in our website’s search box if you need to know about in details – there are lot of articles and listing here will destroy the mood of reading.
Basic Guide to Long Exposure Photography
Long exposures with neutral density filters is itself a shorter topic, which goes straight to the experimentation. Of course, the understanding and the choice of the neutral density filters is important. So, you need some knowledge on the terminologies around the ND filters (Like ND400 or ND1000 filter). What follows as need is another crucial part, it is exposure and grasp on shooting mode, opening, ISO, exposure time. All are discussed before.
Guide to Long Exposure Photography with Neutral Density Filter
In fact, this type of photography is very rational. To minimize errors and have full control over the results, it is better follow some step by step guide handbook in print for the beginners like we already said in our articles associated with neutral density filters.
Next, is the procedure to check if the photo is coming well, especially without blur and with the correct exposure. Some important changes generally useful in every picture:
- White balance correction and elimination of dominant colored light (typical of some neutral density filters)
- Exposure correction, even in some parts of the picture
- Improvement of contrast
- Elimination of stains and distortions due to the filter itself.
It is not necessary to use advanced equipments to achieve good results as most of the great looking photograph will make you to feel. Give importance to the composition – it must be treated in depth. In addition, the peculiarities of long exposures is in the choice of subjects and shutter speed; compositional techniques are the same as with any other photographic genre.