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    Any senior and professional photographer can give me advice?

    which filter is better for sunset portrait photo?
    any suggestion & experience can share?

    Thank you very much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyartist View Post
    Any senior and professional photographer can give me advice?

    which filter is better for sunset portrait photo?
    any suggestion & experience can share?

    Thank you very much!!
    I'm no senior, nor a pro, but GRAD ND (get the good brands) and ND would be good. Although some CPLs may work as an ND. UV is mainly for protection and preventing flare only
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    sunset with portrait?

    none of above, use flash.




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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    sunset with portrait?

    none of above, use flash.




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    o.o did he mean sunset with portrait? haha ok then yea fill flash :P
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    yeah~ of course will use flash
    but no effect for any filter if use flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyartist View Post
    yeah~ of course will use flash
    but no effect for any filter if use flash?
    What kind of effect are you looking for? If you are using flash on your subject, no point using an ND or a GND.

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    just looking better way for portrait on sunset
    I've no experience so wish all of you can share experience to me
    and just asked a question I wish to know only

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyartist View Post
    just looking better way for portrait on sunset
    I've no experience so wish all of you can share experience to me
    and just asked a question I wish to know only

    it really depends on what sort of photo you want.

    some people will employ the huge dr then to get a backlit effect, by deliberately blowing out the bg. you will get a very interesting washed out effect. of course, for that you won't really need to wait until sunset itself.

    rimlighting is also possible,

    but as others have mentioned, fill flash is also an option.

    the trouble here is that you are not clear what you want. perhaps if you could provide some examples of pictures that you have seen of portraits done during sunset that appeal to you, there would be better advice.

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    If you're not too keen on playing around too much with fill flash, try the alternative of a reflector, which I imagine would yield a more natural result?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelyartist View Post
    which filter is better for sunset portrait photo?
    any suggestion & experience can share?
    UV - The amount of UV radiation during sunset is very very very small. Some people still use them as 'lens condom', though. Take it off when using other filters. Stacking filters creates other problems.
    CPL - Depending on the direction of the sun you could get some warming effect or change the contrast of clouds in background. But that requires that the sun is left or right of you (90 degree angle).
    ND - Usually used to extend the exposure time. Not many models / people can stand still for 2min. Gradual ND could be helpful to darken a bright sky. But that requires a clear line of horizon.
    Read up more about the purpose and function of the filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    UV - The amount of UV radiation during sunset is very very very small. Some people still use them as 'lens condom', though. Take it off when using other filters. Stacking filters creates other problems.
    CPL - Depending on the direction of the sun you could get some warming effect or change the contrast of clouds in background. But that requires that the sun is left or right of you (90 degree angle).
    ND - Usually used to extend the exposure time. Not many models / people can stand still for 2min. Gradual ND could be helpful to darken a bright sky. But that requires a clear line of horizon.
    Read up more about the purpose and function of the filters.
    Thanks

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