Beginner’s Guide: ND Graduated Filters

Nearly every landscape photograph taken has some sky in it.  Skies can contribute a lot to the appeal of an image but only if they are properly exposed.  Beginners are often disappointed to find that the skies in their images are overly bright and featureless, even when they saw nice cloud detail and texture through their viewfinders.  The usual reason is that they have chosen evaluative or matrix metering and let the camera make the exposure decision.  The camera sees dark land in the lower part of the scene and a bright sky above, so...

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Mike Bell

Mike is a landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland where his photographs have been used by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.

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