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How to Use Polarizing and Split ND filters for Landscape Photography

Learn what a Polarizing filter and a split ND filter do and how to use them for sharp, crisp and colorful photographs. Tim Cooper explains how filters work, which ones to use and when, and most importantly, how to use filters on your camera.

How to Use Polarizing and Split ND filters for Landscape Photography

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Covers Everything from Shooting, using on-camera filters, understanding light, and extra shooting tips. Also covers some basic post production, photo fusion and HDR techniques for landscape photography.

Magic light. Sweet light. Sunset and sunrise. This famed light goes by many names but is known to all landscape photographers as on of the best time to make images. This warm light is soft enough to lower contrast but directional enough to define the landscape. Join Tim Cooper as he explains exactly how to use this light to make stunning and dynamic photographs of the natural world.

This video begins with a study of the aspects of light that pertain to photographers- angle, quality, and color. Tim demonstrates how light affects our images at different times of day and under various atmospheric conditions. Making great landscape photos will often require a little planning so Tim explains the differences between Civil Twilight, Nautical Twilight, Sunrise and Sunset so that you can be in the right location at exactly the right time.

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Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper began his career as a commercial and assignment photographer working with clients such as The North Face, Vasque boots, 3M and The International Heart Institute. His editorial and commercial photographs have appeared in Travel & Leisure, New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Fly Rod & Reel, Northern Lights and Private Clubs as covers, advertising, art and editorial illustration. In addition to commercial work, Tim has also been involved with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography since 1993. He has taught workshops, classes, seminars, as well as held the position of Director of Education, Director of the Black and White Program and Director of Digital Imaging. Tim currently teaches various workshops, classes and seminars for the school in addition to consulting on both photographic and digital technologies. Tim is co-author of the book Complete PhotoshopCS3 for Digital Photographers.

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About Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper began his career as a commercial and assignment photographer working with clients such as The North Face, Vasque boots, 3M and The International Heart Institute. His editorial and commercial photographs have appeared in Travel & Leisure, New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Fly Rod & Reel, Northern Lights and Private Clubs as covers, advertising, art and editorial illustration. In addition to commercial work, Tim has also been involved with the Rocky Mountain School of Photography since 1993. He has taught workshops, classes, seminars, as well as held the position of Director of Education, Director of the Black and White Program and Director of Digital Imaging. Tim currently teaches various workshops, classes and seminars for the school in addition to consulting on both photographic and digital technologies. Tim is co-author of the book Complete PhotoshopCS3 for Digital Photographers.

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