Yes, my ND (Neutral Density) filters are here, and I cannot wait to try them out. I just need some Sun light to used them. Yes, I know, I am laughing too, “Sun light in Vancouver, this time of year…Yeah – right!” Actually, these filters are for shooting in places where there is too much light, and you want to step it down without effecting the colour, or the composition of your photo. Also, if you are going for these smooth, flowy water effects when shooting waterfalls, or Sunset-beach shots.
I have 3 full ND filters, 3 graduated ND filters, 2 coloured/tinted filers and 2 polarized filters. The ND filters are the ones I am eager to try the most. I have already been in situation this year where one of these filters would have saved a really cool shot. The Sun over the water is, in my opinion, the most common time that I can think of that I would be using one of these, but there have been other times while I was in the forest and the Sun was in the wrong position to make the shot.
I know, you are thinking, “hey, these are square, not round… How do you use them?”
Well, I have the special adapter for these filters. But, they are also used by hand-holding them too, in cases where just a little area is needed to be filtered out. Probably most of the time I will just hold them with my hand while shooting. But if I’m going to filter out the whole shot, then yes, I will use the holder.
Now all I need is some Sun, and a good beach or water fall, and I can test these filters out.
Here are some links on Neutral Density Filters:
Have a great week!