ND filters

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  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    I know I want to get an nd filter, should i get a graduated one or regular, mainly it would be used for slowing down of water, I have seen pictures where they have been used for landscapes on the sky,

    I am assuming a graduated nd filter isnt really going to be good for water and water falls as they are likely to take up the whole lens?
     
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    Correct, a graduated filter is not really what you want for water shots.

    Graduated filters are intended (generally) for when shooting a landscape when the top half of the frame is lighter than the bottom half (sky for example) thus allowing you to slow down your shutter speed. This will help you to capture detail in the bottom half of your frame without overexposing the top half (as the grey slows down the light)

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    Thanks looks like ill be adding both to my wish list then!
     

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