This topic is something I see quite regularly on the various photography forums. People want to know if they need ND grads or split neutral density filters anymore since digital allows us to take more than one exposure to compensate for the difference in brightness (dynamic range) between the sky and ground.Well the answer is you actually need both to cover all circumstances, as there a pros and cons to using each which I’ll cover next.ND Grad/Split Neutral DensityThe filter method is quicker and allows you to get the photo correctly ‘in camera’ which will greatly reduce the amount of time you need to spend in Photoshop or other photo editing software. Also if you need to take the picture quickly or hand-held then this is the only way to go. This method is favoured by photography purists and is really worth mastering.the main disadvantage to using the filter is the obvious change you will see between dark and light over objects that appear in front of the sky such as trees and buildings. Personally I quite like this effect and I don’t think it detracts from the image. Some people really hate it though. The effect can be lessened… Read full this story
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