Over the past two weeks, I’ve been experimenting with long exposures using the Lee Big Stopper Ten-Stop Neutral Density Filter. I’ve had a portfolio of work that I’ve wanted to add to for a while now where for certain situations I feel that it would be beneficial to do longer exposures. I’m still getting the hang of how to use ten-stop neutral density filter properly however as I’ve basically made every mistake in the book so far with light leaks, severe under-exposure, struggling to figure out how to compose when you can’t see through a dark viewfinder, etc… but I’m starting to figure it out now thanks to a blog post by San Diego-photographer Alex Kunz. Also note that if you plan to get one of these filters you will have to buy a shutter release cable for your camera if you don’t already have one because you will be making use of the Bulb exposure mode on your camera where you can expose for as long as you want.
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