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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

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A Quick Primer on How Variable ND Filters Work

Not all that long ago, I used a complete ND filter kit - I had five rectangular ND filters and a filter holder to carry around. I’m not knocking the performance of that filter kit because it was great. But eventually I got tired of having all that stuff in my camera bag. I also got tired of constantly attaching the filter holder, unattaching it, inserting filters, swapping filters out, and so forth. That’s when I decided a variable ND filter was the way to go. In this article, learn what a variable ND filter is and how variable ND...

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Nature Photography Tips for Beginners

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Nature Photography Tips for Beginners

Photo by Tim Swaan on Unsplash When you’re first starting off in your landscape photography journey, it can be overwhelming. Oftentimes, it may feel like the place you live isn’t beautiful enough for you to be one of the truly great landscape photographers. But, believe it or not, nature photography is much more than living somewhere gorgeous... Here are some nature photography tips to teach you how to make the most of the nature that’s accessible to you.  Table of Contents It’s All About the Camera But, Don’t Forget About Your Filters, Tripods and Lenses Nature Photography Tips Are Useless if You’re Shooting in...

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How to Photograph Coastal Landscapes

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How to Photograph Coastal Landscapes

 photo by Joshua McDonough  via iStock Coastal landscapes are some of my favorites because they offer so many different opportunities for landscape photos. Sunrises and sunsets, detail shots of texture-filled beached, motion blur of the ocean’s waves, and piers at night are just a few of my favorite subjects. But as with any kind of photography, there’s more to creating a beautiful coastal landscape photo than simply pointing your camera at something that looks pretty. With that in mind, here’s a few tips on how to photograph coastal landscapes. Coastal Landscape Photography Tip #1: Protect Your Camera photo by dchadwick via iStock I...

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Why Lens Filters are Better Than Photoshop

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Why Lens Filters are Better Than Photoshop

photo byMorgan Somers  via iStock It seems to me there’s a perception that lens filters are old-school and they are no longer needed by the modern photographer. I say that’s completely incorrect… In fact, there are plenty of reasons why lens filters are better than Photoshop, Lightroom, and other post-processing programs. Need a good, budget-friendly polarizing filter for your camera? Start shopping now. Advantages of Lens Filters: They Save Time   photo by Koldunov via iStock I know that when photographers that haven’t used filters look at filters, the first thing they think is that it takes too much time to attach them to...

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Why Variable ND Filters are Better Than Fixed ND Filters

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Why Variable ND Filters are Better Than Fixed ND Filters

photo by DieterMeyrl via iStock The title of this article will make old-timers gasp because in the past, variable ND filters had quite the reputation for not being very good.  In particular, poorly-made variable ND filters often created an ugly X-pattern of darkness right in the middle of the photo. Usually, this X-pattern showed up when using the minimum or maximum densities offered by a cheap variable ND filter, though some were so bad that the X-pattern shows up throughout the variability range. And while this problem persists in some low-budget variable NDs, it’s no longer an issue for higher-quality filters. Other...

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