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Graduated ND Filters vs Multiple Exposures: Which is Best and When?

10 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Using a graduated neutral density filter is fairly easy and doesn't require any advanced techniques in post-production, but the easiest option isn't always the best choice; due to the filter's transition being horizontal, anything above the distinction will be darkened and anything below will be left alone.
This is a good solution when there's a flat horizon, but what do we do when there are mountains projecting above it? What do we do when there are large trees in the image? Using a GND filter means that they'll be darkened as well. That's something we want to avoid.
An efficient solution...
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