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Filters? Who needs them?

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

Cross Polarizing Technique

Introduction: what do you get when you combine a polarized filter, a transparent plastic object, and a polarized light source? Answer: a really cool picture filled with a myriad of rainbow-like colors. The colors reveal stress lines in plastic objects, which are normally invisible. For more information, see , and scroll down to “Stress induced birefringence”.Materials:DSLR (duh!)TripodPolarizing filterPolarized light source (e.g. laptop LCD screen)Transparent plastic object... continue reading

Autumn, polarizing filter and what's coming up

This has been a busy year. I am getting close to 5000 images online. I am happier with my images in general. There are lots of ideas and unprocessed images still, so ...work work work.Some recent news:Almost finished "mother with children" series, just a few images left to process. The models were great, very natural. Most of the images now online.Several gorgeous fall images are also online already, the colors were unbelievable. Sometimes people think I do a lot of post processing in photoshop... continue reading

Polarizing Filters

A polarizing filter is one of those nifty devices that help block haze, reduce light glare and increase contrast in clouds. Its difficult to describe. Some say its like having a set of vertical blinds that you can close part way, blocking out the glare on a scene. A polarizer works because of the way light waves travel.Polarizers are great for shooting water or glass because they block those annoying reflections that plague photographers. There are two kinds of polarizing filters, linear and circular.... continue reading

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