Recommendations for an ND grad system

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Clueless Wanderer
Clueless Wanderer Senior Member • Posts: 1,231
Re: Recommendations for an ND grad system

Ive had Hitech ones for years I highly rate them. Then sailor blue points out the alternative, which I do from a single raw file. I pp the raw file, then make a virtual copy in Lightroom and under or over expose the copy by one stop, depending on what is needed. I then combine them in Photoshop. The most I have ever done is four different exposures of the same file.
Grads save you a hell of a lot of time pp, so I carry them with me and decide at the scene which option I will use. I use a cokin z pro holder with Hitech soft edge ND's. Its not been unknown for me to slide a darker filter in from the top for the sky and slide a not so darker one from below to darken the foreground. Again this can be done in post, But sliding in a grad is a hell of a lot faster..

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