To ND or Not to ND

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ND (neutral density) filters are designed to reduce the amount of light that reaches your camera lens. This reduction allows you to use camera settings (such as longer exposure times) that may otherwise create overexposed images. In this short video, Varina talks us through her thought process when she’s deciding whether or not to use an ND filter.

About Author Varina Patel

There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.