I was trying to take photos for Lesson 3 and the way the sunlight was at the track where I was shooting the fastest shutter speed I could accomplish without bad over exposure was a 1/125 which would not allow the background blur that I needed to accomplish the blur effect of the background. I had a UV filter on the camera but even that didnt help.
I was looking at some other sites at work and saw that I need to get down to around a 1/60 or faster to get the effect I need but the sunlight would not allow it. One suggestion that I saw showed to use a neutral density (ND) filter which would limit the light getting in. Do you feel that a neutral density (ND) filter would have helped me to get my shutter faster since it is essentially sunglasses for the camera and 2) will it give the photos a dark look to them?