Photography tips--- how to use filters in landscape photography???

Square filters options: ND, GND, filters holder, adapter ring and CPL


CPL: is a kind of circular filters for eliminating the reflective light on non-mental surfaces,

 which is most often use in nowadays photography.


ND: Neutral density filters, make it more specific that is when you want to shoot a long exposure picture 

and the light is too bright to achieve, then ND filters can reduce the amount of light through the camera lens, 

helps you to capture that effect.


GND: Grad Neutral Density filters, can be used when the sky is too bright and the ground is dim, 

then GND filters can balance the light situation, guarantee the light environment.




No filters 



Set up a step-up ring, the size which is based on your camera, my camera lens is 82mm. 



Set up a CPL filter, which is used when you want to eliminate the reflective light.



Mounted the filters holder, PLS remember the ND filters must to installed in the first slot.



You can arrange different kinds of filters, but PLS remember the ND filters must to installed in the first slot.


With Kase GND filter, which makes the sky a little bit dark, avoid the sky overexposure 

and that is the function of GND filters.


No Kase GND filters, which is overexposure.


Pics Presentation

With Kase Wolverine GND + ND filters



1.Arrange the tripod, adapter ring, and the filters holder, turn om the photography mode 

and adjusting the shooting level. Then you are set up the camera for shooting.


2.Set up all the data for the camera. When the flaming cloud presents anormal light, at that time,

the groud light is dim, so we need a GND filters to balance the light between this two places.



When it comes to GNDD filters, I would like to talk about soft-GND and Hard-GND.


Soft-GND: To balance the light between sky and ground, usually used to

shoot the photo when the sky is much bright than the ground.


Hard-GND: Usually used to shoot the photo when there is an obvious boundary between the dark 

and bright area, such as sea level, grasslands, mountain clouds and flowers, and the flower sea and so on.


This is a sample picture with a GND filters, we can see that the ground details have shown some. 



The first picture with a Soft-GND

The second picture with a Hard-GND

Do you see the difference????


Use some post-processing tool, the picture looks not bad.


Except with a GND filters shoot something, we also can use a GND and ND

filters, which will make the exposure time longer than before and that must bring us 

beautiful water flow and walking clouds. But there is one thing you keep in mind that is the 

ND filter must put close to the camera lens, if not, then it will have some light leakage problem. 

At the same time, remember to shut down the eyepiece.



This picture with Lee filters that is serious blue, fortunately,

we use the RAW post-processing method to adjust the white balance.

But with a Kase ND filter which is low color cast.


With a post-processing, the sky clouds have some flowing effect, the water level like a mirror, 

so this is the function of GND with ND filters.