Shooting in studio with The Genus ND Fader circular filter
Often when a ND filter is mentioned you probably instantly think about shooting landscapes, environmental portraits or a situation that involves controlling natural or ambient lighting. After all that is where I started using them. For the image below I wanted to add artificial light (strobes) to a natural light situation and that involved fighting the harsh afternoon sun. Genus Eclipse ND Circular Filter is an all-in-one variable neutral density fader filter that gives you 2 to 8 stops of natural density with a simple twist of your wrist. I adjusted the filter to darken the background to reach my desired exposure and this allowed me to choose a shutter speed (typically 1/250 or slower) that could still capture the effects of the artificial strobe lighting on the subject. Below is an example of a image I captured in June at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon and as you can see there were very little cloud cover which is typically not a ideal exposure situation.
Image of Natalie Joffe Health Coach
|Camera settings Canon 5 mark 111, 70-200 L, F-4.5, 1/160th, ISO 50 with Dynalite strobe &|
Genus Eclipse ND Circular Filter
This is a image of Travis Pranger The Creative Director/Co Founder at Feather & Oar in Tacoma Wa.
|Camera settings Canon 5 mark 111, Lens 85 1.8, F-1.8, shutter 1/125, ISO 50|
This is a image of model Jordan Sellers. He was looking for a image with a cinematic feel. The ND filter allowed me to control the depth of the image and accomplish what he was looking for.
|Camera settings Canon 5 mark 111, Lens 85 1.8, F-1.8, shutter 1/125, ISO 100|
This is just an example of the extra control the Genus Eclipse ND Circular Filter can give you and all at the tip of your fingers. You don't always need the newest and most expensive equipment on the market. Just remember to always look for new and creative ways to use your equipment that you already own.