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    hi guys

    will it be advisable to use a grey GND or a CPL for a sunny day outdoor shoot? or is there a particular situation i need to use a specific one of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    hi guys

    will it be advisable to use a grey GND or a CPL for a sunny day outdoor shoot? or is there a particular situation i need to use a specific one of them?
    What do you want to shoot? Landscape or ??

    If portraits, then you dun need either unless you are after some special effects.
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    I personally like to use a CPL whenever it's sunny, just for the added contrast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    What do you want to shoot? Landscape or ??

    If portraits, then you dun need either unless you are after some special effects.
    its for landscape and architectures..

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    its for landscape and architectures..
    Well, for architecture, maybe there's glass somewhere and CPL will polarize the reflections coming into the camera.

    ND will be great if you're trying to photograph water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    hi guys

    will it be advisable to use a grey GND or a CPL for a sunny day outdoor shoot? or is there a particular situation i need to use a specific one of them?
    no. but knowing what your tool does, and maximising the most out of either, or both.. to achieve whatever vision you have, will go a long way.

    what does a gnd do? what does a cpl do?

    why not both? loads of landscape photographers use both. the only reason one may not would be because using 10mm lens, then will have unavoidable vignetting

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    no. but knowing what your tool does, and maximising the most out of either, or both.. to achieve whatever vision you have, will go a long way.

    what does a gnd do? what does a cpl do?

    why not both? loads of landscape photographers use both. the only reason one may not would be because using 10mm lens, then will have unavoidable vignetting
    nightmare~ had wanted to emulate your shots in italy
    be going there next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    nightmare~ had wanted to emulate your shots in italy
    be going there next week
    ehehe, have fun, which parts are you going? the weather should be much better than when i went, and you should be getting "sunny" indeed. were you one of those who emailed/pmed me about information? i can't seem to remember.

    anyways, i didn't really use any cpl for any of those shots, it's hard to stack it with a gnd on the 10-20. besides, shooting at 10mm 80% of the time means that you get uneven polarisation. honestly, though, the skies in italy, when blue, are really blue. although you could say the same for singapore in good weather timings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ehehe, have fun, which parts are you going? the weather should be much better than when i went, and you should be getting "sunny" indeed. were you one of those who emailed/pmed me about information? i can't seem to remember.

    anyways, i didn't really use any cpl for any of those shots, it's hard to stack it with a gnd on the 10-20. besides, shooting at 10mm 80% of the time means that you get uneven polarisation. honestly, though, the skies in italy, when blue, are really blue. although you could say the same for singapore in good weather timings.
    yes i was the one who pm-ed u
    going to rome-florence-venice

    and yea i heard it will be sunny so i thought cpl will be good
    but i also wish to achive the effect of having a "gloomy" effect on my photos..
    so came my dilemma

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    yes i was the one who pm-ed u
    going to rome-florence-venice

    and yea i heard it will be sunny so i thought cpl will be good
    but i also wish to achive the effect of having a "gloomy" effect on my photos..
    so came my dilemma
    well if it's sunny it's going to be hard to make it look gloomy

    if you want a post apocalyptic effect, then processing it with a tobacco grad effect overall or just using a tobacco grad filter straight out might help somewhat.

    nothing fails to look gloomy in bnw if you do it right - i won't worry too much about that.

    ah yes, i suspect you'd enjoy rome and venice more, but some people like florence too.

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    okie.. got it!
    thanks!

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