At the recent Asbury Park Photowalk I was playing with my 10-stop neutral density filter a lot. The boardwalk was very busy so I knew removing people would be fun. There are a few things to keep in mind when shooting with a neutral density filter.
- They’re expensive so be careful
- You can’t see through the viewfinder when its on, but if you have a Canon then the live view will adjust to see through it
- ND filters can cause color shifts
- If a person stops in front of your camera then you will see a foggy ghost look
- If there is too much constant movement then the result will be blurred
I didn’t have much time (aside from the 2 minutes I waited for the ND shot) to try again because the photowalk group was on the move. I did experience a curious boy stand directly in front of me during the exposure. I still like the feel of the shot with the ND filter on. It has a vintage look which for Asbury Park works well.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting