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Enhance Your Landscape Digital Photography Through Split Neutral Density (ND) Filters

You'll find that the sky is significantly brighter than the landscape often when taking landscape photographs. This can ensure it is difficult to keep detail in the landscape with no sky being overly glowing, and to keep detail in the sky without the landscape being too dim.

One alternative to this difficulty is the split neutral density filter. This really is a filter that can be put in front of the lens. While the other half is dark, one half of the filter is clear.

Commonly, you'll place the dark section of the filter over the sky to darken the sky, while the clear section is put over the landscape. You do not have to worry about the sky being too glowing and can then show right for the landscape.

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Split neutral density filters - graduated edge and hard border. Graduated border means that there is a soft transition between the dark and soft parts of the filter. As the transition seems more natural than a hard edge, soft edge or calibrated split neutral density filters are typically preferred for landscape photography.

Hard border split neutral density filters are more useful when shooting a photo with a well defined horizon that forms a solid line. The split line of the filter can subsequently be set along this line. They're specifically useful when the sun is on or simply above the horizon.

Both hard border and calibrated split neutral density filters can be found in a range of strengths: ND0.3 = 1 stop

ND0.6 = 2 stops

ND0.9 = 3 stops

The bigger in difference between the brightness of the sky and also the landscape, the more powerful the filter you may want to use.

Although split neutral density filters are offered as glass screw-in filters, most photographers prefer a Cokin P or similar 'slot-in' established filter system. This lets you to readily rotate the filter and transfer the filter up and down, putting the dim section of the filter just where you have a need for it.

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The key benefit of split neutral density filters over applications approaches of equalizing exposure in a photo is that you can see the outcome when you shoot the photo. In addition, it saves on the work involved with software options that are based.

The disadvantage, though, is where the horizon is clearly defined, that split neutral density filters operate best. You'll discover that the very top of the object will be darkened while the bottom won't when you have objects, like trees in your image, which are both below and over the horizon. This really is the main issue with split neutral density filters, and in cases like these a software alternative to managing the exposure may be preferable.

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