Sunset Seascape

In this chapter you’ll learn how Karl captured a coastal seascape using various filters on a very windy day! This chapter also includes an insight into Karl’s planning an preparation using various tools.


  1. Hi Karl
    This video was just what I needed as I’m off to Tasmania on Tuesday 21st November for some landscape, seascape and waterfall photography. I’ve never used a 10 stop ND before and have just bought a Hadia Nano Pro filter system.

    Dave Creasy (Australia)

  2. Nice tutorial, good to hear about preparations too!
    I do have a question on ND grads though. It looked like you were using soft grads in that video. Is there a particular reason why you specifically chose soft grads? I was always under the impression that when the horizon is fairly straight, a hard grad would be fine, and that a soft grad is especially well suited when the horizon isn’t very smooth (eg lots of buildings, trees or mountains).
    In the past I struggled seeing the gradations using soft grads.

    1. Hi Kryn, yes you are right but you may have noticed the slight rising headlands, left and right of this shot, but a hard grad would have probably still coped. One thing to consider is the DOF and small apertures. If using a grad then its graduation will become more pronounced as DOF increases, in the same way dust specks do to. Often a soft grad can be useful in seascapes as you commonly have light bouncing off the surface of the sea too and it allows you to reduce this without imposing too much on irregularly shaped rock formations in the foreground.

  3. Something to work with… are you kidding me 😉
    Especially the picture you picked up above is just lovely.
    As you can see I’m still working through first stages of your program, but I’m learning soooo much


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