Shooting Surreal Looking Cityscapes with Long Exposure Using 10 Stop ND Filter at Pre-dusk

Hi there, hope you’re all doing well! Recently I got another guest post published at DPS (Digital Photography School). Please check out Tips for Shooting Out of Focus Cityscape Bokeh Images at Blue Hour if you haven’t yet. Today isn’t about out-of-focus cityscapes, though. It’s about 10 stop ND filter (revisiting again). You may remember Read more

Is There Any One Long Exposure Setting That Works in All Situations?

Is there any one long exposure setting that works in all situations? Question came in from Ron There is no definite answer to this, but I typically start the long exposure 10 to 5 minutes before the end of dusk (check gaisma.com for your local dusk time) using f/11 or f/13 with a base shutter Read more

Another Try Shooting Cityscapes at Blue Hour with 10 Stop ND Filter

Today happens to be 14 February. Happy Valentine’s Day for all my lady readers (if there are any)! Well, this post isn’t going to be romantic at all cos it’s about 10 stop ND filter once again. ;) As you may have read in my recent post, I just dismissed the idea of using 10 Read more

Shooting Cityscapes at Blue Hour with 10 Stop ND Filter (and Why I Didn’t Buy the Filter)

So far I only own 3 and 6 stop neutral density (ND) filters and have primarily used 6 stop ND filter (B+W 6 Stop ND Filter ) to create silky smooth water effect typically seen in my waterfront cityscape photos with long exposure (as seen in my Top 50 Photo Gallery). Then, I’ve recently tested Read more

How to Use Gel ND Filters with Nikon 14mm (f/2.8)

Unlike other ultra wide angle prime lenses, Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) can take neutral density (ND) filters, albeit via a small gel filter slot at the rear of the lens, which is the very reason I’ve chosen this particular lens over others. As a cityscape photographer shooting at blue hour, I simply can’t do without ND Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 3

Going Beyond 18mm, at Last! After much deliberation, testings seen on Part 1 and Part 2 and sitting on the fence, I’ve finally purchased a lens that goes beyond 18mm. Yay! It’s Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) . With the price tag of USD2000, it has become one of the most expensive stuff I own (probably only Read more

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