Using graduated filters

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  1. jacques

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    Hi everyone,
    Is there someone who has ever try ND graduated filters with black and white film? Is it worth it or it is good only with color film?
    Jacques
     
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    Sure - all the time. There is nothing about a ND grad that makes it exclusive to colour (even though some do have a colour bias - usually warming). I guess in some ways a yellow filter works as 'sky darkener' but not all skies are blue, and of course a ND grad isn't just for skies ;-) I really like the ND grad - usually have a 2 stop version ion my camera bag at all times.
     
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    I often use a grad red for black and white landscape photographs featuring dramatic skies. The clouds "pop" but shadow detail at ground level isn't suppressed as happens with full image red filter.
     
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    Thank you everyone
     
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    I shoot reverse processed b+w transparencies and use ND Grads for most of my landscape photos - mostly 0.9 ND Hard Grads, but sometimes 0.3 and 0.6 too.

    Cheers,
    Gavin