pxchoi wrote in post #12020183
Other than to get a long exposure/flowing effect, why do some people prefer to use an ND filter under bright conditions?
I shoot at f2.8 pretty often and I know that under bright conditions I'll have to shoot at higher shutter speeds, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Or is there another underlying reason to use an ND filter?
Well, it could be, if you wanted to isolate, say, a runner while panning to give a sense of motion.
Bendel wrote in post #12020206
People use them to balance the exposure between different parts of the photo. A good use of a ND filter: If you have a bright sky and a dark foreground. You can use a ND filter to properly expose both areas of the picture.
That'd be graduated ND filters, not solid NDs. Different applications in spite of sounding similar.