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Choosing the correct density of ND grad?

 
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Feb 03, 2008 16:40 |  #1

When taking landscape shots, I really struggle to correctly determine what density of ND grad to choose. It normally takes a bit of trial and error rather than any scientific judgment.

I've tried to calculate the difference in light by using my camera's spot meter. I must admit, my mental arithmetic isn't that great and I find it hard to work out how many stops are between them.

When measuring from the ground to the sky, is it important to make sure that both measurements are taken from a midtone? What if there are no midtones in the sky?

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Feb 03, 2008 20:07 |  #2

Trail and error works just fine for me, & takes a lot less time than mathematical measurebating. I start with this, test, chimp, & write the results down for next time.
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