Grad neutral density filters such as the Hitech 100 ND Grad Filters

An example of how neutral density filters can be used – on the day this was taken it was near midday and the sky was much too bright. Thus I used a hard grad neutral density filter to darken the sky.

Note this photo definitely isn’t the best – I remember my glitzo tripod nearly toppled over with the wind while taking this shot.  Some people find they can hold their filters by hand in front of their lens – I tried this and it was definitely quite difficult.  I used the Lee foundation holder with a tripod but of course it was difficult to carry all this around while walking around the lake.

Blue lake in Mount Gambier. Shot with A55 sony on Tokina 11-16mm ultrawide.

You can find more details on the Hitech grad ND filters here.

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