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Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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Many of our landscape images have been captured while using Graduated Neutral Density Filters or as you will often hear them called "ND Grads".

ND Grads work in exactly the same way as regular neutral density filters, in that they reduce the amount of light entering the lens, but they are as the name suggests "graduated"....

Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough.

Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough. Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough. Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough. Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough. Focus Stacking - When too much DOF is never enough.

Sometimes it can be difficult to create the Depth Of Field (DOF) that is required to complete our image.

This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as….

  • A long focal length (FL) is required to achieve the desired composition.
  • A macro lens is being used for a tiny subject.
  • A low light situation dictates that a wider, open aperture be used to achieve correct exposure.

Thankfully there is a way that we can have limitless DOF (Depth Of Field) when required. It's a technique known as "Focus Stacking"...

 

Creating Misty Water in your Landscape Photos

Creating Misty Water in your Landscape Photos Creating Misty Water in your Landscape Photos

Many people have asked me how to create the "misty water" sea effect where the waves meet the rocks.

This is a very simple thing to do and while it requires little specialised equipment, it does require the Photographer to be mindful of their location and own safety...

Using Lens Tilt for Landscape Photography

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A Beginners Guide to using a Tilt Shift lens in Landscape Photography

Welcome to our very first Photography Tips blog entry.  

I thought it best to start by answering the question that Bernie and I receive most out in the field... "What lens is that?"

Tilt Shift lenses can look rather strange to those not familiar with them, in fact, with the weird and wonderful angles they achieve, many observers think they are broken.... 

 
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