It's time to release the fourth episode of our 8-part video tutorial series about long exposure photography, and how different filters can produce dramatic results. Remember, each time we release a new video, we also give away some awesome prizes. Read through this post to find out how to enter this week's contest.
In the previous episode, we explored how to capture streaks of water using exposure times between 1 and 4 seconds. The key was balancing the exposure time with the surging water washing towards my camera and then finding the most visually appealing result. We also found out that proper shoe selection is equally as important as filter selection!
In the past 3 episodes, we've built up a nice little foundation of knowledge about how to use various ND filters and a polarizer to drastically change the look of a seascape photo. Now, let's take it one step further and apply all of the techniques we've discussed so far and apply them to a truly epic location. With surging water, uneven and tricky footing, it's best to have an idea of what you want to capture before you haul your gear into the ocean. This lesson blend together everything we've learned so far as we focus on finding the best and most unique composition. Thanks to NiSi for supplying me with a copy of their brand new V7 Filter Holder Kit which made it easy to add neutral density on top of a polarizer to maximize the clarity of water while simultaneously adding motion in the waves.
Below you can see my favorite composition before any filters were added and the final photo after adding a polarizer and 6 stop neutral density filter.
In the next episode, we'll look at the NiSi 15-Stop Neutral Density Filter and how to get an extremely long exposure effect on cityscapes and architecture. Make you subscribe to the Fstoppers Youtube Channel and follow my Puerto Rico Landscape Playlist to catch all 8 episodes in the series.
Don't forget to enter this new contest and follow along with this series as we explore more of Puerto Rico and discover more about long exposure photography. With each new episode, NiSi will be giving away a unique filter set to one lucky winner and I will be giving away a free copy of any one of my 4 masterclass tutorials from the Photographing the World series.
Congratulations to Janne Ranta out of Julkujaervi, Finland for winning contest #3, and good luck to everyone who enters this new contest and future contests to come!