“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock
In the last year I have been working with various filters on my camera lens in order to capture the best shot possible. The other day while at a park, I used a polarizing filter to take the glare off of the water. I had tried to use it before, and I didn’t understand why it didn’t work. While I was out taking photos, I did some in the field research on my phone, and learned that the filter was adjustable. It not only took the glare off; it also made the water appear clearer so I could see the bottom of the stream. My favorite lens to use is my ND filter. I use it to capture waterfalls and streams that show the movement of the water. Some of my favorite photos that I have taken this year use that filter.
I took these photos while hanging out at Freedom Park in Charlotte, N.C. a few months ago. I was just walking beside Little Sugar Creek, and I stopped at a few points to take photos using my ND filter. The shots turned out better than I thought they would. I have one for each of the main lenses that I use to take photos with. You can click here to check out the one I use. If you decide to buy one, make sure it fits your camera lens. It is very easy to use, and for me it the most effective way to capture long exposure photos.