Getting A Skilled Look In Your Landscape Shots For Park Kansas

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

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

One remedy to this difficulty is the split neutral density filter. This is really a filter that may be put in front of the lens. One half of the filter is clear, while the other half is dark.

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

Nikon D3100 Digital Camera with 2 lenses 16gb sd card  carrying bag
Nikon D3100 Digital Camera with 2 lenses 16gb sd card carrying bag
$51.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 15m
Nikon 50mm f 18 D F18 f 18D Lens Kit for D3100 D3200 D5100 D5200 DSLR Camera
Nikon 50mm f 18 D F18 f 18D Lens Kit for D3100 D3200 D5100 D5200 DSLR Camera
$194.98
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $194.98
Nikon DX AF S VR Nikkor 55 200mm G ED lens 2166 for D3300 D5300 D3200 D3100 D90
Nikon DX AF S VR Nikkor 55 200mm G ED lens 2166 for D3300 D5300 D3200 D3100 D90
$95.95
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $95.95
Nikon D3100 w 18 55mm and 55 200mm Charger  Camera Bag
Nikon D3100 w 18 55mm and 55 200mm Charger Camera Bag
$425.00
Time Remaining: 9d 3h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $425.00
Deluxe Kit for Nikon D3100 D3200  D3300 w 18 55 VR  70 300 G  50 18D Lens
Deluxe Kit for Nikon D3100 D3200 D3300 w 18 55 VR 70 300 G 50 18D Lens
$580.95
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $580.95
Nikon AF S DX VR Zoom Nikkor 55 200mm G ED VR for D40x D3200 D3100 D5200 D5100
Nikon AF S DX VR Zoom Nikkor 55 200mm G ED VR for D40x D3200 D3100 D5200 D5100
$99.00
Time Remaining: 23d 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
NIKON AF S Nikkor 55 200mm VR DX lens D90 D3200 D40 D60 D3000 D5000 D5100 D3100
NIKON AF S Nikkor 55 200mm VR DX lens D90 D3200 D40 D60 D3000 D5000 D5100 D3100
$61.00 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 32m
Nikon 55 300mm G VR AF S Lens Kit for D3100 D300s D5100 D7100 D5200 DSLR Camera
Nikon 55 300mm G VR AF S Lens Kit for D3100 D300s D5100 D7100 D5200 DSLR Camera
$432.94
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $432.94

Split neutral density filters - graduated border and hard border. Calibrated border means that there is a soft transition between the soft and dark portions of the filter. Because the transition seems more natural when compared to a hard edge soft edge or calibrated split neutral density filters are typically preferred for landscape photography.

Tough 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 then be set along this line. They're specifically useful when the sun is on or simply over the horizon.

Both hard edge 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 stronger the filter you may wish to use.

Although split neutral density filters are available 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'll need it.

New Canon EF 600mm F 4 L IS II USM w Warranty for EOS 5D III 1Dx 1DS 1D mark II
New Canon EF 600mm F 4 L IS II USM w Warranty for EOS 5D III 1Dx 1DS 1D mark II
$10,980.00
Time Remaining: 17h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $10,980.00
Canon EF 600mm F 4 L IS II USM w Warranty for EOS 5D III 1Dx 1DS 1D mark II
Canon EF 600mm F 4 L IS II USM w Warranty for EOS 5D III 1Dx 1DS 1D mark II
$13,999.00
Time Remaining: 14d 10h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $13,999.00

The main advantage of split neutral density filters over applications processes of equalizing exposure in a photo is that you can see the result when you shoot the photo. It also saves on the work involved with software based options.

The disadvantage, though, is where the horizon is clearly defined that split neutral density filters work best. If you have objects, for example trees in your image, which are both below and over the horizon, you will discover the very top of the item will probably be darkened while the bottom will not. This is the primary issue with split neutral density filters, and in events like these a software solution to managing the exposure could be preferable.

Can Cause You To Get Popular In The Community!

When you have been following my daily articles, you've been working pretty hard lately learning all the various photo tricks and rules... Now let us try our hands at a truly entertaining photo job - which may cause you to get renowned in your community! We just do not know what, although I know that those of us who have been bitten by the photo bug frequently wake up in the morning wanting to shoot something!

Here is a job that may be done in a few minutes or can last years - and it is entirely up to you...

Nikon D300s Body Extremely Clean with rugged 35 70mm macro Nikkor f28 D lens
Nikon D300s Body Extremely Clean with rugged 35 70mm macro Nikkor f28 D lens
$225.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Nikon 105mm f 28 AF S VR Lens 105 f D700 D300 D90 NEW
Nikon 105mm f 28 AF S VR Lens 105 f D700 D300 D90 NEW
$758.33
Time Remaining: 5d 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $758.33
NIKON Sigma Macro DG 70 300 D50 D70 D80 D90 D200 D300S D7000 D7100 D7200
NIKON Sigma Macro DG 70 300 D50 D70 D80 D90 D200 D300S D7000 D7100 D7200
$89.00
Time Remaining: 22h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
Nikon D300s + Sigma 18 250 f 35 63 DC OS HSM Macro
Nikon D300s + Sigma 18 250 f 35 63 DC OS HSM Macro
$625.00
Time Remaining: 2h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $625.00
Nikon 55 300mm G VR AF S Lens Kit for D3100 D300s D5100 D7100 D5200 DSLR Camera
Nikon 55 300mm G VR AF S Lens Kit for D3100 D300s D5100 D7100 D5200 DSLR Camera
$432.94
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $432.94
Nikon AF G Nikkor 28 80mm f 33 56 lens for N80 F100 D800 D70 D90 D300 D80 D610
Nikon AF G Nikkor 28 80mm f 33 56 lens for N80 F100 D800 D70 D90 D300 D80 D610
$69.95
Time Remaining: 23d 4h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $69.95
Nikon DX AF S Nikkor 18 200mm G ED VR lens for D300 D7200 D7100 D5300 D500 D3300
Nikon DX AF S Nikkor 18 200mm G ED VR lens for D300 D7200 D7100 D5300 D500 D3300
$275.95
Time Remaining: 19d 6h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $275.95
Nikon 35mm 35 18 G LENS KIT For D3 D5100 D3200 D7000 D3100 D300S D300 D90 D80
Nikon 35mm 35 18 G LENS KIT For D3 D5100 D3200 D7000 D3100 D300S D300 D90 D80
$229.99
Time Remaining: 18d 18h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $229.99

Most communities have some type of historical society. Try contacting the local library in the event that you can't find a listing for one. Pay them a visit, once you have tracked them down and request to see old photos of the region. Find an opportunity taken back as far as possible, the middle 1800's is perfect, and get a duplicate of the photo. Now take your equipment, go to exactly the same area and shoot a modern day photo from the exact same vantage point, etc. Try and duplicate as much of the photo as you can... if there's a horse and buggy going down the road, include an automobile at exactly the same place in your photo. If there are folks wandering down the pavement, place in yours also! I'm sure you know what I mean! You're trying to replicate as much as you can. (Do not forget to take the picture at the same time of day!)

Print them out side by side once you're done. This job is going to educate you more than you can really ever call! It will teach you to try to find and be observant of details, although it will not just teach you the best way to work with your gear. Not only that, this endeavor is ideal for kids just starting out in photography all the way through old retired professional shooters. It all depends on you and how much detail you need to carry.

For example... In the first photograph with people strolling down the sidewalk... does your photo reveal them?

Canon EF 11 24mm F4 L USM Dust Water Resistance for EOS 5Ds 8000D X8i
Canon EF 11 24mm F4 L USM Dust Water Resistance for EOS 5Ds 8000D X8i
$3,785.00
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $3,785.00
Canon EOS 5DS PRO 67mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit
Canon EOS 5DS PRO 67mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit
$119.42
Time Remaining: 27d 22m
Buy It Now for only: $119.42
Mint Canon EF 300mm f 28 L IS II USM for EOS 6D 70D 7D 5DS 5D Mark II III
Mint Canon EF 300mm f 28 L IS II USM for EOS 6D 70D 7D 5DS 5D Mark II III
$4,800.00
Time Remaining: 12d 9h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $4,800.00
Canon EF 75 300mm f 4 56 III f Canon EOS 5Ds + Accessories KIT
Canon EF 75 300mm f 4 56 III f Canon EOS 5Ds + Accessories KIT
$148.42
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $148.42
PRO 67mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit f Canon EOS 5DS
PRO 67mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit f Canon EOS 5DS
$119.42
Time Remaining: 27d 27m
Buy It Now for only: $119.42
Oshiro 500mm f 63 Telephoto Lens For Canon EOS 80D 70D 7D 6D 5Ds T6i T6s T6 T5i
Oshiro 500mm f 63 Telephoto Lens For Canon EOS 80D 70D 7D 6D 5Ds T6i T6s T6 T5i
$129.95
Time Remaining: 23d 22h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $129.95
PRO 72mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit f CANON EOS 5D 5DS 5DR 5D Mark ii
PRO 72mm LENSES + FILTERS Accessories Kit f CANON EOS 5D 5DS 5DR 5D Mark ii
$109.82
Time Remaining: 13d 23h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $109.82
Vivitar HD 650 1300mm Super Telephoto Lens For Canon EOS 1Dx 7D Mark II 6D 5Ds
Vivitar HD 650 1300mm Super Telephoto Lens For Canon EOS 1Dx 7D Mark II 6D 5Ds
$225.00
Time Remaining: 25d 9h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00

A photo by a teenaged beginner may not. It is OK. Shoot at your own level! Are you more advanced? If that's the case the strollers are included! We can even go deeper in the event you want to... Is it the same size family group as the original? Are they made up of the same combination? (Guy, woman, three children.)

To put it differently, you can keep it simple - no people at all! Only the place. Or you also can get as complex as you need. This project is a guaranteed way to get known in your community - once people have seen your before and after photographs. Compile them into a collection and contribute a copy to the neighborhood historical society, library, Chamber of Commerce.

Then, do it again! Before long you'll have enough of them to put together a 'then and now' type of book! Chambers of Commerce love this kind of thing!

YOU'RE going to love this photo project! Not only will you've got a great deal of fun, learn to master your equipment and produce a critical photo 'eye.' You'll immediately become known locally for your photography! For more information, check the resources box!