What’s Better? ND Graduated Filters or HDR
Last week I did a video on camera accessories for landscape photography and whilst I was out in Grizedale Forrest it got me thinking about how much I actually needed to carry some of it so I decided to compare my ND Graduated filters to HDR.
What’s the difference?
HDR (High Dynamic range) – A method of photographing where you take multiple exposures and blend them together in editing software
ND Graduated filter – A piece of glass that is darkened at the top. You hold the filter in front of the lens and balance out the light/dark areas
I figured that the best way to compare it would be to have a comparison image from just the camera and lens to show what effect the filter/HDR has. Scroll down to see which photo is from which set up. I want you to make your decision without my opinion
You have 3 choices: 1. Standard exposure 2. ND Grad filter 3. HDR