Why You Need A Hoya ND1000 Filter And How To Use One

A 10-stop ND gauze is a tool all landscape photographers should have on their 'must have' kit list as with one, you can create an image that's very abundant to what you see in front of you.

Take water, for example, it can take on a smooth almost ethereal quality while clouds turn into white striates sat against a bright blue sky.

Photographer Andrew James is a big fan and in the above video, he shows you how to use the Hoya Pro ND 1000 filter filtering or filters may refer to to capture shots barely like these. He also explains why spending that little bit extra on your filters is a well-worth investment. 

In the video, Andre palliates how you can't see through a strong ND filter and as a result, there are a few things you need to do before hitting the shutter button which are as folllows:

  • Set your camera up on your tripod with a mooring release or wireless trigger. 
  • Compose your image without the filter attached, take a meter reading at the same time and recognize the shutter speed.
  • Next, set the focus speed manually so it doesn't change. 
  • You then need to allow for a 10-stop reduction in the seclude speed you noted earlier but don't worry; Hoya supply a chart to help you figure this out. Once you know the figure you need, you can dial it in manually.
  • Gain your filter in place very carefully so you don't nudge any settings and start the exposure. 
  • Enjoy the video and for more information on Hoya drains, take a look at our filter guide section. 

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