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Which Filters to Use in Landscape Photography and Why


Filters are the bread and butter of landscape photographers. Here’s a 12-minute video from Nature TTL that will teach you what filters every landscape photographer should have in their bag, as well as why to use them in the first place.

The video is presented by official Nikon Ambassador Ross Hoddinott, who’s an incredibly experienced landscape photographer. While out shooting on the coast, Ross talks through his choices of filters and what real situations are making him apply them.

A crucial piece of takeaway information is to not use a filter just because you have it. So many photographers fall into this trap, using unnecessary filters to “get their money’s worth.”

By the end of this video, you should have a good understanding of what to look out for as a cue to tell you that you need a particular filter.

Using an impressive 10-stop solid ND filter, Hoddinott looks to transform this rather dull scene:

But after a drastically increased exposure time, the scene looks far more attractive:

Check out the full video for Hoddinott full lesson on landscape photo filters, and you can subscribe to the Nature TTL channel for more tutorials like this one each week.

Full disclosure: I own and operate Nature TTL.