Filter to make colors pop

13 years 4 months ago #15637 by kk6600
Is there a filter I can buy to make colors pop? All my pictures look dull.


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13 years 4 months ago #15639 by Screamin Scott
If you were shooting film, a polarizing filter would help, but since you have a Nikon D90, you can go into your menu settings on the camera & set the saturation level up higher. Alternatively, you can bump up your saturation in post processing...

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13 years 4 months ago #15686 by Scotty

kk6600 wrote: Is there a filter I can buy to make colors pop? All my pictures look dull.


Boost Saturation and Contrast in post processing.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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13 years 4 months ago - 13 years 4 months ago #16048 by Joves
As Scott and Scotty have said you can do that. But if you still want to there are several that can do this. My advice on filters is first DO NOT go cheap, second buy atleast a 72mm filter and use stepping rings to adapt it to you lens, and then get the appropriate steeping ring for any lens you purchase later. This will save you money in the long run. Hoya amkes a few enhancing filters and polarizers. I have the B-Polarizer which filters blue light, I like this filter and use it at times. The enhancing filter I find is very good on reds and yellows, fair on blues and sucks for greens. I have my standard Circular Polarizer as well which is a good one to have in general, it kills glare and, somewhat controls shiny surfaces from being blown out. Again dont buy the lower end because they are made from plastic as where the upper end is glass that is multi-coated to kill internal light reflections from the glass surfaces. Also there is B+W filters which I like and have a few of them as well. One of the best is Singhray but they are costly but worth it, Im think of getting the new Blue-Gold filter. But first try bumping up your saturation, that costs nothing.


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13 years 4 months ago - 13 years 4 months ago #16064 by Scotty

Joves wrote: As Scott and Scotty have said you can do that. But if you still want to there are several that can do this. My advice on filters is first DO NOT go cheap, second buy atleast a 72mm filter and use stepping rings to adapt it to you lens, and then get the appropriate steeping ring for any lens you purchase later. This will save you money in the long run. Hoya amkes a few enhancing filters and polarizers. I have the B-Polarizer which filters blue light, I like this filter and use it at times. The enhancing filter I find is very good on reds and yellows, fair on blues and sucks for greens. I have my standard Circular Polarizer as well which is a good one to have in general, it kills glare and, somewhat controls shiny surfaces from being blown out. Again dont buy the lower end because they are made from plastic as where the upper end is glass that is multi-coated to kill internal light reflections from the glass surfaces. Also there is B+W filters which I like and have a few of them as well. One of the best is Singhray but they are costly but worth it, Im think of getting the new Blue-Gold filter. But first try bumping up your saturation, that costs nothing.


I wanna try that singh ray blue gold.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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13 years 4 months ago #16150 by photobod
Prefer the option of using photoshop to punch a little more saturation and contrast into the image

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13 years 4 months ago #16426 by Stealthy Ninja
Just shoot RAW and you'll be able to boost colours more.
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