A&P Long-exposure shots on a bright day?

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  1. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    How is this accomplished? I tried to take some moving-water shots at a small waterfall when I was up in Maine, but it was midday and somewhat bright out. I was at a wedding later that day so time was not on my side (as far as waiting until dusk) All the shots I took (1-2") were way too bright at the smallest aperture. This is probably a simple issue, but what's the trick?
     
  2. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    lowest ISO, f22, ????
     
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    Neutral Density filters are often ignored by photographers, but they have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film, yet they have no affect on color balance.
    ND filters have 3 main uses:
    To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with fast films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, cars, seas etc.
    To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background.
    To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (ie: above ISO400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations.




    they come in all intensities up to 12 stops of light being blocked
     
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    i came in to suggest ND filters.
     
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    [​IMG]

    used an 8x neutral density filter to take this picture.
     
  6. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    Awesome, thanks folks.
     
  7. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    ND filters for the win
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    ND will be my next filter after I decide if I want to keep my 18-200VR or not
     
  9. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :werd: I have an ND4 and an ND8. Sometimes I use them together even. :noes:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    remember to draw a horizontal line on your filter. this will not only reduce the incoming light, it will fix the pelf horizon issue. :noes:
     
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    What are some other uses of ND filters?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    write your copyright backwards on the filter and LowLikeWhoa can't steal your images.
     

  13. no one here has any pics worth taking :hs:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    fm is that way ------------------------->
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :rofl: MY PICTURE IS WORTH TAKING. I am teh sexy. :kdubb:
     
  16. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I love my ND filters..

    ND4 to shoot this
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    :o
     
  19. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    I suppose I should figure out what filter size all my lenses take...or try to figure out which lens I'll be using the most for long exposures...probably the 18-55 or 50mm...
     
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    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    I was being serious. I love your shots in the woods and shit.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    thanks.. :wiggle:
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    my suggestion..

    if your largest lens takes a 77mm filter.. buy the 77mm filter, then buy step down rings so it will fit your other lenses....
     
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    that's what I would do :dunno:
     
  24. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 official OT hockey stud

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    In the one setting where I wanted to do this, it was still too bright.
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    it happens..... that's why I like the option of f/32 on my mamiya :x:
     

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