Recommended | Landscape Photographer's Secrets | H&Y Camera ND Filter

Recommended | Landscape Photographer's Secrets | H&Y Camera ND Filter

When you think of the sea, you think of romantic sunrises and sunsets, and the hissing of wild animals when storms come. As the saying goes, "The bigger the storm, the bigger the picture!" On the topic of landscape photography, I really want to talk to you about "sea sweeping".

As a resident of a seaside city, sea-sweeping photography is not only an important part of my photographic creation, but also one of my passionate subjects. So today, I would like to share with you the skills and experience I have accumulated on the path of landscape photography.

In landscape photography, choosing the right time and place is crucial. The golden hours of early morning and dusk, when the sun is soft and warm, add a layer of romance and mystery to the photos. At the same time, cloudy or overcast weather can also bring soft light and shadow, providing excellent conditions for dark-toned landscape photography.

The shutter setting directly affects the presentation of the water, which is also the core parameter in sea-sweeping photography. According to the effect of the waves, we can divide the shutter speed into three zones:

- Framing the moment: Use a smaller aperture and faster shutter speed (F11, 1/500 sec.) to capture the moment when the wave rolls over, generally applicable to huge waves or water sports scenes.

Rasping effect: Properly slow shutter speeds (between 1/20 second and 1/2 second) can create the visual effect of the waves being pulled together. Specific shutter speeds need to be experimented with depending on the scene to find the best effect. In some cases, it may be necessary to use an H&Y EVO ND filter to reduce the intensity of the light to achieve a slower shutter speed.

Taking the actual shooting as an example, when setting the ISO to 100 and the aperture to F11, if the correct exposure time is 1/500 second, in order to get the brushed effect, you can choose the ND64 filter, and the final shutter speed is about 1/8 second.

However, usually to ensure the efficiency of the output, I will choose a variable ND filter during the creation process, while keeping the native iso100. This can greatly save time for noise reduction in post and debugging parameters in pre-production. (As shown in the picture below)

Misty Sea Surface: Utilizing a long exposure technique (over 1 second), the long exposure makes the water appear calm and silky. Exposure time can be up to 30-60 seconds, as shown below.


Tripod: Since landscape photography often requires slower shutter speeds to capture changes in the landscape environment, the tripod becomes a powerful assistant to stabilize the camera, which is also an effective means to ensure that the work is clear and sharp.

- Filters: Filters are often used in landscape photography; ND filters (light reducing filters) help control shutter speed and create a flowing wave effect, while CPL filters (polarizing filters) reduce reflections on the water surface, increase color saturation (making the sky bluer and the water clearer), and make the water clearer and brighter.

The stormy black tide that I photographed this time is using the HY EVO Series Variable ND Filter + Gradient Lens Set


This filter system is HY's latest filter, which adopts an innovative 2-in-1 dual mode design, and can also meet the two installation methods of screwing threads and magnetic suction.

The front of the filter can also continue to magnetically stack filters, suitable for a variety of photographic scenarios, which greatly improves the efficiency of my outings to shoot landscapes.


These are some of my basic techniques and tips about landscape photography. I look forward to these shares to bring you some inspiration, and welcome you to leave your valuable opinions and discussions in the comments section!




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