Neutral Density Filters
The big Lee 10 stopper ND filter works out an expensive piece of equipment, first you have the filter itself add a holder to put it in plus the adapter ring to suit your lens and you are talking over £150 before you can even get out and try it. So what are the alternatives if you want to shoot long exposures to blur those clouds and give water that silky sheen
Welding Glass as a ND Filter is not a new idea but it was a viable alternative to explore the world of ultra long exposures. Sourcing any kind of high end photo gear in Portugal is hard work and in the Algarve there are No specialist Camera Shops to be found anywhere. But there are a few welding shops here in Faro and a 15 minute walk brought me to his front door.
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A travelling photographer from the South of England who is on a journey of discovery around Europe in his sailboat Trelawney.