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Jonnymooshoo

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Welding Glass Photography
« on: Aug 22, 13, 12:04 »
Have any of you tried this? Looks like you can get some really neat shots using a welding glass as a filter.

I just picked up a Shade 10 welding glass which works out to a 14 stop filter off ebay for less than $10.

Makes for some really interesting daytime long exposures... might also work well for taking photos of cars during the day. I may experiment with this at GC. Could be a neat effect with a stationary car and people blurred out..


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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #1 on: Aug 22, 13, 12:38 »
I have a stack of neutral density filters in different stop ratings for the same kinda thing. How much was the welding glass you picked up?

crap nvrm I see it now...
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #2 on: Aug 22, 13, 13:50 »
Do you have anything that goes that high? I just saw another article that had the Shade 10 rated at 12.8 stops

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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #3 on: Aug 22, 13, 15:34 »
not that high, I have a ND8 and a couple ND4s which I believe would equal around 7 stops if sandwiched. Other than shooting moving water or clouds in the middle of the day I'm not sure why you'd need so high. If you're shooting people and/or traffic they'll begin to ghost fairly quickly to the point you won't even see them. ND8 would probably be enough... but then again it's been awhile since I played around with slow shutter drags.

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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 13, 16:07 »
if you can slow your shutter down to 1/15th people will start to get blurry but not completely gone... When you are shooting something that moves as sporadically as a person walking around a parking lot, you will not see much of anything if your exposure is too long. That's why water looks so cool in long exposures, because it is all flowing the same direction. clouds too. or cars at night. But in the daytime, you won't see anything if it's too long.
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 13, 19:00 »
That pier shot is fantastic
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23, 13, 15:28 »
i love playing with ND8 filters.  good way to make busy downtown streetscapes look deserted
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #7 on: Nov 24, 13, 23:01 »
Or aviation / action stuff.  I frequently shoot at less than 1/100 shutter speeds.  Which even at low ISO usually results in narrow apertures.  If you want bokeh control (or sensor dust control), you need an ND filter.  I have to clean my sensor on a regular basis when I'm shooting in bright daylight.  f/16 is a bitch.
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #8 on: Nov 25, 13, 07:14 »
god the amount of dust you find on a sensor at f16 is ridiculous
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 25, 13, 16:14 »
Yes.

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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 13, 16:55 »
Lol, jesus. Time to clean your sensor Ian. 

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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 13, 19:56 »
Holy Ian I know what you're getting for a wedding gift

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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #13 on: Nov 30, 13, 22:16 »
Haha.  That was the first shot I took with my 70-300L last summer.  I clean it on a regular basis now. 
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Re: Welding Glass Photography
« Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 13, 22:00 »
Looks unreal...
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