No ND Filter? ... Use the Burst Shooting feature of your camera

(Don) #1

Shooting a burst of images and stacking them in post-production can achieve long exposure looks and other creative effects.

If you don’t have either a means of stabilisation or any ND filters to cut down the light for a slower shutter speed use then you can instead capture a series of images of the subject using a regular shutter speed. Keep the framing as consistent as possible then align the images before grouping them into a stack.

Check out the stack features of your pixel editor where you can use different operators such as Mean and Median to obtain the look you want. This series of 5 images was shot at 1/250 sec and stacked to give a flow effect for the water using Minimum for the blend operator giving the same effect as using a ND filter …

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(Kenneth Kovach) #2

Thank you for the idea and very nice result

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