In my photo gallery you will see I use long exposures quite a lot. To be able to do take such photos I need ND filters. Working with long exposure and filters is also one of the topics in my Iceland En Route Workshops which is why I recommend everyone attending to bring filters or take advantage of the great incompatible NiSi promotion we offer related to our workshops.
What are the advantages of using filters? Filters are not only used for long exposures, we will go through the different possibilities of filters during our travels: to darken the sky with a gradient filter, manage reflections or suppress glare, and make colours “pop” with polarizing filters.
When investing in a workshop we have high hopes of a rich outcome, we can´t expect perfection unless using quality gear. Which is exactly why I recommend you bring only quality filters. Of course it can be quite expensive to add the cost of quality filters to the travels. This is why Iceland En Route is offering a unique discount to our 2017-2018 workshop participants, a NiSi Filter Kit which contains everything you need for the workshop and more.
“Wave painting” is impossible to do without filters
Iceland En Route Workshop Offer 2017-2018 includes a NiSi Starter Kit II which contains:
1 x 86 mm NISI V5 Pro holder includes 67 mm 72 mm 77 mm adaptor rings + 82 mm adapter + Pro CPL
1 x NISI glass 100 x 150 mm multi-coated soft 0.9 (3 stop) graduated ND filter
1 x NISI glass 100×100 mm Nano multi-coated IR ND 1.8 (6 Stop Filter)
1 x NISI glass 100×100 mm Nano multi-coated 1x IR ND 3.0 (10 Stop Filter)
1 x NISI all in one case (can hold V5 or V5 Pro, adaptor rings and 8pcs filters at most)
1 x V5 lens cap + 1 x Square Filter Cleaning Eraser and 1 x cleaning cloth + 1 x Air Blower
Here you can see the same Photo with and without a gradient filter, by darkening the sky I don’t “blow out” the sunset and the photo is more balanced.
Edited Photo Without Filters
Edited Photo With Filters
Many filters provide lower quality results by introducing colour cast on the photo, strange shadows and the feeling of a window between camera and subject.
NiSi Filters handles this very well, with almost no cast and image quality is not affected.