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Neutral Density Filters

Guest author Nicole S Young shares her tips for beginner photographers who want to take better pictures of waterfalls or moving water in general.

Shot of the Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach using a Neutral Density filter

If you've ever wanted to master the art of long exposure photography, taking photos measured in full seconds or multiples of seconds, you'll need to know more about the Neutral Density Filter. Guest author Jim Hamel goes through selecting a ND filter and then the 5 steps to mastering it. Used properly, camera filters and the 10-stop ND filter will allow you to achieve effects that are not possible to add in post-processing. It will add a real “wow” factor to your photos especially when there is water, clouds, or moving lights involved

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