If you’re new to neutral density filters, check out the video above by Josh Katz for a thorough explanation.
Quick Tip: If you want to shoot long exposures, you’ll need a solid tripod to stabilize your camera. Even if you have the steady hands of a surgeon, you still won’t be able to hold the camera still enough for a long exposure.
Don’t Just Shoot Wide-Angle
If you look at any collection of landscape photos, the vast majority of them will have been shot with a wide-angle lens (i.e., less than 24mm).
Though wide-angle lenses have plenty to offer landscape photographers, they aren’t the only option.
In fact, you can take some pretty epic photos with a longer lens, like a 50mm or 85mm prime, a 24-70mm zoom lens, or even a 300mm telephoto lens.
The advantage of using a longer focal length lens is that as the focal length increases, the larger that distant objects appear in the shot.