Friday, 30 January 2015

Research Filters

Due to having a limited budget for this magazine, it is key that any money i do spend is on key things that will enhance the look of my magazine and give it n overall better look.

Below are 8 Filters that i can consider using with the budget i am faced with.

1. UV, Haze, and Protection

Normally kept in place at all times to protect the lens from dust, scratches, and light impacts, these lens filters also help to control ultraviolet washouts, haze and glare.

2. Polarizing

There are two types of polarizing filters: circular and linear. Circular polarizing lenses are normally used with cameras set to auto focus, and the linear variety is used with cameras set to manual focus. Polarizing lens filters diffuse polarized light, which reduces reflections, enhances colors and increases contrast. Some of the uses for a polarizing filter would be darkening the sky when shooting landscape portraits, reducing the glare that can come when photographing bodies of water or subjects situated on/in bodies of water (ships, dolphins, etc.), and reducing glare when forced to shoot through glass.

3. Contrast and Color Correcting

These filters allow more light of a certain color (wavelength) to be exposed to the film or digital memory, and restricting exposure of the remaining light spectrum. These filters come in several colors, with the most popular being orange, yellow, red and, green.

4. Color Conversion

This lens is used to change what is called the temperature of color pictures. Professional photographers suggest for cooling a shot to use a blue filter, and for warming the shot, using a pale yellow filter.

5. Fluorescent

This is used to balance and correct the artificial light from fluorescent lights. This filter is becoming more popular with the advent of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).

6. Special Effects

There is a special effect filter for just about any mood the photographer is trying to establish in a shot. These filters can enhance or subdue certain colors, add in mist or fog, defuse the picture, give the shot a soft, slightly blurred look, or even add in starbursts along with many others. These filters can get a little pricey depending on the effect it produces.

7. Infrared

This filter is used only with ultraviolet film or a digital camera set for UV. This filter is used in academic settings normally scientific in nature along with military and law enforcement surveillance applications.

8. Neutral Density

This filter is specifically designed to aid in taking long-exposure (time lapse) shots in bright, natural light environments.

                                     UV, Haze, and Protection


                                    Contrast and Color Correcting

                                                   Color Conversion


                                            Special Effects


                                                     Neutral Density

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