Get more from outdoor photography, mastering filters and slow shutters speeds.
Photographing with filters and slow shutter speeds can enhance your images, you can learn how to darken skies and blur waterfalls. The exercises are easy to follow, you only need some experience and they will improve your landscape photography.
In Verulamium Park, St Albans, create a 'Blurred Water' effect using tripods and slow shutter speeds understanding how to select the right shutter speed. Next using Verluam Lake darken skies emphasise features in the landscape with graduated ND filters. The filters are supplied and you will be able to use other creative filters and polarisers.
After a short break for lunch (please bring your own), we will photograph the Roman walls and park to look for interesting compositions and practise photographing with a shallow depth of field.
Areas Covered: Slow shutter speeds to blur flowing water, ND graduated and full ND filter photography, Shallow Depth of Field
Walking distance: 500m, flat.
Parking is available at Westminster Lodge Car Park, St Albans AL1 2DX, please allow 10 minutes to get to meeting location.
0945 Abbey Mill Lane, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks AL3 4HE
1000 Blurred Waterfall and slow shutter speeds
1100 ND Grad Filters and polarisers
1215 Lunch (bring your own)
Full Frame, Cropped Sensor or micro four thirds camera, not suitable for compact or bridge cameras.
A wide angle and standard lens would be ideal, if you have a telephoto that would be useful.
Fast wide apertures of ƒ1.4-2.8 for extra shallow depth of field.
Please check if you are not sure if the lenses you have are suitable.
Cards and Batteries
Please make sure you have plenty of space on your memory cards and your batteries are fully charged, including the spare.
Equipment you need to bring
Tripod for slow shutter photography
Fast lens with a maximum aperture of ƒ1.4, ƒ2.0 or ƒ2.8 if you are unsure please ask me for guidance.
ND and ND Grad filters provided by us. Please let me know which size adapter ring you need, this is your lens diameter size.
Sun Position Finder
Put in the postcode or location of where you want to photograph and check where the sun will be at specific time. www.suncalc.net
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Filters & blurred water in St Albans