Get more out of landscape photography using fliters and slow shutters speeds.
Photographing with filters and slow shutter speeds can animate your images. Starting near the Berkhamsted WWI Trenches over-looking the town use gradutated filters to darken skies to emphasises the buildings. The exercises are easy to follow and will improve your landscape photography.
There will be time to practise your techniques and explore the area learning to darken skies, improve sunsets or create moody dramatic pictures. The filters are supplied and you will be able to use other creative filters and polarisers.
After a short stop for lunch (please bring your own) we will see how easy it is to photograph moving water in Berkhamsted, creating a 'Blurred Water' effect using slow shutter speeds and filters.
ND Graduated and full ND filter photography
Slow shutter speeds to blur flowing water
0945 Canal Fields Car Park
1000 ND Grad Filters and polarisers
1130 Creative filters
1230 Lunch (bring your own)
1300 Blurred Water and slow shutter speeds
Full Frame or Cropped cameras, lenses should be suitable for a wide angle and telephoto shot. Ideally covering at least 24-100mm, email me for advice.
Micro four thirds cameras
All CSC are suitable, make sure they have a flash hotshoe. The lens focal length should cover at least 14mm for a wide angle and 50mm for a telephoto.
Equipment you need to bring
Tripod for low light photography, a fast lens with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.4, ƒ2.0 or ƒ2.8 if you are unsure please ask me for guidance.
Equipment provided by us
Flash guns, filters, torches and a light meter will be provided, but please bring your own if you would like to learn how to use them. If you have a Sony camera please check your flash connection, you may need an adapter.
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You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenCourses does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
Creative Landscape Photography Course
Filters and blurred water photography