Two Minute Tips with David Bergman: How to use a neutral density filter


posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:30 AM EDT


Some filter effects can be replicated via Photoshop, such as a graduated neutral density filter used to darken the sky in an image. However, some physical filters cannot be replaced, including a polarizing filter and a solid neutral density filter. In the video below, David Bergman shows us the impact a neutral density filter has on your photography.

With a neutral density filter, you can slow down your camera's shutter speed. This is achieved by reducing the amount of light that goes through your lens and onto your camera sensor. Neutral density filters are available in a wide variety of strengths, including some which can reduce the light transmission by as much as 10 stops. This allows you to smooth out water, blur clouds and capture other neat images. To see more Two Minute Tips videos from Adorama and Bergman, click the link above.

(Via Adorama