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Improve Your Landscape Images Using Split Neutral Density (ND) Filters

You'll find that the sky is a lot brighter in relation to the landscape, often when taking landscape pictures. This can make it almost impossible to keep detail in the sky without the landscape being overly dark, with no sky being overly glowing, and to keep detail in the landscape.

One remedy to this problem is the split neutral density filter. This is a filter that can be placed in front of the lens. One half of the filter is clear, while the other half is dark.

Usually, you may put the dim section of the filter over the sky to darken the sky, while the section that is clear is put over the landscape. You don't have to worry about the sky being overly glowing and can then expose right for the landscape.

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Split neutral density filters - hard edge and graduated border. Calibrated border means that there is a soft transition between the soft and dark sections of the filter. Soft edge or graduated split neutral density filters are typically chosen for landscape photography because the transition appears more natural when compared to a hard edge.

Hard border split neutral density filters are somewhat more useful when taking a photo with a well defined horizon that forms a solid line. The split line of the filter can subsequently be placed along this line. They may be especially useful when the sun is on or simply above the horizon.

Both hard edge and graduated split neutral density filters are offered in an assortment of strengths: ND0.3 = 1 stop

ND0.6 = 2 stops

ND0.9 = 3 stops

The bigger in difference between the brightness of the landscape and the sky, the more powerful the filter you will wish to utilize.

Although split neutral density filters are available as glass screw-in filters, most photographers prefer a Cokin P or similar 'slot-in' based filter system. This enables you move the filter up and down, putting the dim section of the filter exactly where you need it and to easily rotate the filter.

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The key benefit of split neutral density filters of equalizing exposure in a photo over applications processes is that you can see the effect when you take the photo. Additionally, it saves on the work involved with applications based solutions.

The disadvantage, though, is where the horizon is clearly outlined, that split neutral density filters work best. For those who have objects, like trees in your image, that are both below and over the horizon, you will realize the top of the object will probably be darkened while the bottom will not. This is the primary issue with split neutral density filters, and in situations like these a software solution to managing the exposure might be preferable.

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