Long Exposure Photography – Using a 10 stop filter

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Since moving systems from Nikon to Sony I have found that some of my shots have became more refined, better if you will, Now gear isn’t everything, you can still achieve amazing shots with minimal gear, however, when I sold my Nikon camera I was able to afford some extras for my new Sony.

Meet the Lee 10 stop filter. a beast of a filter and a must have in every camera bag, I have always used cheap ebay filters and they have worked for me, they advertise to be 10 stops but in reality there more like 6 if your lucky, so getting an official 10 stop from a well known brand is a must, at least then you know what you getting.

I bought this and used it for the first time when I went to North Yorkshire with a friend. The river was fast flowing and the waterfall made for a beautiful shot. It was a great place to test the filter I had been wanting for such a long time.

 

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I was packing up my gear and on the way back to car when I seen this shot, a shot I never knew was there even though I walked past it to the waterfall.

It just goes to show that when your at a location you need to look about and scope the place out, you never know what type of shot your going to get.

If you wish to purchase any of my photography prints please free to email me at lewis@adventurebrown.co.uk

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. This is amazing – that water looks ethereal! #MySundayPhoto

  2. That’s a great photo. I love those shots but never manage to capture them. Lens looks like a good investment. #MySundayPhoto

  3. Ooh, I’m a little jealous of your 10 stop filter. That’s something I keep meaning to buy and never get round to it. I love that silky water with patches of dark calm, very soothing image! #MySundayPhoto

    1. you can pick up cheap ones for about £10, there not great but still do a job, otherwise save up for a lee 10 stop. you wont regret it

  4. I love this, I’ve tried to create the same effect by just taking the photo at dusk on our river on a long exposure but it’s not nearly this effective. Well done. I’ll have to look into your stop filter.

    1. yeah I used to do that, works ok but you cant get nearly as long without a filter. put it on your shopping list :)

  5. What a great capture I love the depth you’ve got in this shot and the smoothness of the water. #mysundayphoto

  6. Great photo, I love using filters. I don’t use them as much as I should

    Thank you for linking up

  7. I love how smooth the water is, great shot. Sounds like you made a great choice to swap to Sony. #MySundayPhoto

  8. This is an absolutely stunning picture. Looks like a beautiful place!

  9. Photography tips are always welcome as I am clueless. Good to be reminded how gorgeous North Yorkshire is too. #MySundayPhoto

  10. Stunning image. This is a skill I have yet to master so thanks for the advice

    Mollyx

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