Filters are one of those accessories that many photographers either do not know about, or consider exotic additions to their camera bag. Well, that may or may not be true. What kind of photos do you want to take? For some, they may very well be totally unnecessary. For others, they could bring you to the next level. There are a number of filter types and purposes. I will discuss a few of the more common ones, and if you are interested you should be able to easily research the less common.Neutral... continue reading
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Just want to share how I took this picture of the star effect of the sun.I used the 0.6 Natural Density Filter to get the said effect. To lower the brightness, I adjusted the EV value to underexposed the sky a little bit.The original copy had a bit of len flares, and had to clean it in the Photoshop. Alternatively you could cover the lens with your hands or cap to cast eliminate those flares, though.You could also use Star Filter to get the star effect, but thats the easy way out. ;)... continue reading
I want to buy a graduated neutral density filter to use on my Canon 16-35 mm f 2.8 lens for landscape and water scape shots. The Lee and Singh Ray ND filters was recommended to me, but it is so expensive that I am wondering if it is really worth it. I shall appreciate any help from you guys who are using ND filters on wide angle lenses.RegardsMossel continue reading
A Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filter is often used in the photography of landscapes.It is also possible to simulate its effect via digital manipulation.One way is something I have called digital GND filters. This was used to create the image on left. Another is the use of multiple images and HDR processing.In this image I had preferred the outcome from use of digital GND filters on a single image to that from HDR processing.The basic idea in digital GND filters is to replicate... continue reading
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