How to Buy a Filter

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

- Berenice Abbott


ND Filters

We're moving along in our series dedicated to helping you buy the right filters. In this article we're going to take a good look at ND filters. They are one of the most important tools for landscape photographers, but there are plenty of other uses for them in other types of photography. What are ND filters and what are they used for? First of all, ND stands for Neutral Density. The basic...

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UV Filters

One of the most common dilemmas among beginning photographers regards filters. They see them on other people's lenses then look at the lens cap their kit lens was supplied with and ask themselves what are those filters for? Well, we're here to answer all your questions and guide you so that when you go shopping for filters, you'll know exactly what to buy. Let's start with the very basics. The...

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Color Filters

Colors are one of the most important visual communication channels our brain responds to. A single color or a combination of colors can radically change how you feel about something. Knowing how to use specific colors for specific subjects and situations is part of what makes a very good photographer. But how do you influence the colors in your pictures? The first thought is probably related to...

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Circular Polarizers

Buying filters can be confusing, especially if you go to a store that has a lot manufacturers and models in its offer. Seeing all those small filter cases can be very misleading, so that's why we've put together this series that teaches you all you need to know about filters. This time we're talking about one of the most important filters you can buy, one that every photographer should own: the...

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