How To Choose The Right Filter For Your Picture

How To Choose The Right Filter For Your Picture


People rely on camera filters for photography, cinematography, and more. Camera filters function differently. Using editing software like Lightroom and Photoshop can help achieve an effect but sometimes effects ca not be recreated digitally. So if you are just starting to dabble in photography, it is important to know which filter to choose.

Different Camera Filters
They are made of high-quality glass or resin. Attaching them to a camera lens alters the image in terms of enhancing colors, reducing reflections, capturing photos in complicated lighting. Camera filters can also just protect your lens. You can use different camera filters depending on your style of photography.

UV Filter
If you mostly take photos in your backyard, living room, bedroom, or the lawn, having a UV filter saves your expensive lens from tarnishing. This will surely make you feel more secure if you do not take photos in a studio. This is basically a clear glass that helps lessen the UV light hitting the film. Digital sensors aren’t sensitive to UV light anymore but here is why it is important to have. These filters protect your lens. Some people keep it on the lens permanently. UV filters can save your lens from breaking, scratching, or collecting dust, rain, grease, etc.

Polarizing Filter
If you are one to take photos out in your lawn or garden, this filter is for you. It is also great for landscapes and nature. It can come in handy if you want the colors to pop. You can use it for any type of photography too. This filter enhances an image in a unique way. The polarizer blocks polarized light or a “glare.” The polarizing filter can darken or lighten colors, enhance or decrease contrasts, and reduce reflections on reflective surfaces.

Close-Up Filter
If you like taking macro and still shots, this is the filter for you. This does not replace the capabilities of macro lenses but they just help focus on objects more closely. It is a good alternative for macro lenses if you want to try close-up shots.

Neutral Density or ND Filter
This filter is suitable for landscape, flash, street, and movement photography. This filter aims to have an overall neutral tone by reducing light. Think of it as sunglasses for a camera. This can help you slow the shutter speed for motion blur effects.

Graduated ND Filter
The Graduated ND filter is a variant of the ND filter. These filters correct the exposure. It balances the brightness and shadows evenly. If you want to take a picture of the beautiful sunset outside your window, the ND filter maintains the darkness of the shadows while darkening bright parts. Overall, it gives the proper exposure throughout the photo.

These are just some beginner friendly filters that can help you take better photos. Choosing one depends solely on you and your style. Get creative with and enhance your photography skills by exploring the wide range of available filters.

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