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Water Like Glass : Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace : Adorama Photography TV.

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In this episode, Mark Wallace shows you how to use a Neutral Density filter, Circular Polarizer, and a tripod to shoot a river with a very slow shutter speed. Shooting with a slow shutter will allow you to blur the water and make it look like glass. Mark also discusses some of his post-production decisions and creates two versions of his photo: a standard image and an HDR image.

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Hoya 77mm 4X (0.6) Neutral Density Multi Coated Glass Filter

Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body

Benro Travel Angel II Carbon Fiber Tripod

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

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  1. Paul D
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Great HDR idea for waterfalls and nature. I will be using this tecnique as an option on my next shoot – tomorrow.

  2. Paul D
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Great idea using HDR with a waterfall using neutral density and polarizer. I'm going to try this and see what happens. I shoot a lot of waterfalls and water motion scenes and this method will add to my shot workflow.

  3. Ewout Honig
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    02:55 "A neutral density filter helps us to cut down on the reflections" – Yeah, sure bro. You really know your stuff.
    Also, why are you uploading in HD 1080p if you shoot the video with a potato?

  4. Ray C
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Rotate the ND filter???  I think you mean the Polarizer.  Perhaps review before you post.

  5. Ely Lildragon
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    what lens did you use, Mark?

  6. gordon tran
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    that was a polarizer not ND

  7. TheRKaction
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    very useful !

  8. Pat Pathinayake
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Dear Mark, Love listening to your torrents of super information. What an avalanche of tech data and I use these  quite frequently. A quick query, Having bought a Pocket Wizard system Mini TTL1  I am wondering, which is the best Pocket Wizard system, Mini TTL1, Plus II or Plus III? Thank you

  9. Bruce Smith
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    In the video it is mentioned that the circular polarizer filter will cut down the dynamic range. This it will not do. It will, however, cut light transmission uniformly by about 2 stops. Your dynamic range is what it was before except now you can use slower shutter speeds. It would worth mentioning how you were focusing with the ND and CP filter – were you doing so with both filters on? It looks like you were using the evaluative meter setting. Did you spot meter the brightest parts in your scenery or use the histogram to expose to the right putting your brightest whites at the rightmost extreme?

  10. Joshua Jose Gueco
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    is it important to have that filter while doing this trick or nah?

  11. Kyle D
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Would be very interesting to see the B&W of this

  12. Doug Guest
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Possibly a dumb question as I am a beginner with photoshop: instead of cropping to eliminate the vignetting could you have tried using the healing brush? I know it doesn't always work as planned but is that also a possibility?

  13. Raul Mkryan
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    +Mark Wallace Can you tell me how can I do this using cheap filters (Cokin P) without getting that ugly magenta cast?

  14. packovic
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Ok, one probably stupid question, but it is unclear to me…so you can simply mount neutral density filter ONTO the circular polarizer or i missed something?

  15. Vernon Nash
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Thanks. I think you meant rotate the circular polarising filter not rotate the neutral density filter to reduce the tonal range.

  16. Corey Raiche
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    I think when he was talking about getting rid of reflections with the CPL he actually called it the ND filter….

  17. David McIntosh
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Mark, you said rotating the ND filter would cut down on the reflections on the rocks. I'm confused. Did you mean to say polarizing filter? Thanks.

  18. Martin Brocca
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Mark, would you mind talking about taking care of your equipment? What have you brought to clean lenses, etc.

  19. Joey Joiner
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Love it!!!

  20. SantaClausHell
    September 13, 2017 at 10:08

    Nice video! We need bloopers tho! 🙂

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