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Learn & Explore Series Episode 61

"Why the Right Lens Filters Are Essential to Successful Photography?"

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Did You Know?

A polarizing filter organizes light in a single plane, which is specifically helpful when shooting landscapes, as clouds become more pronounced. Landscapes with water features benefit from the use of a polarizer since it reduces reflections.

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Did You Know?

Neutral density (ND) filters affect all wavelengths of light the same, so they do not change the rendering of color. ND filters help to blur movement, especially of water and clouds, which makes these filters good for landscapes and ocean compositions.

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Did You Know?

Close-up filters and Macro lenses can get you closer to your subject for sharp, clear, dramatic photos of flowers, insects, and other small objects.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Mark Roth
ARGRAPH Corporation
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What are filters and what are the major types of filters?
  2. What sizes are available? Is there a filter for most standard lens sizes?
  3. What is the use of an UV filter?
  4. What is the use of a polarizing filter?
  5. What is the use of a neutral density filter?
  6. What are close-up filters and how are they used?
  7. How do filters attach to the front of the lens?
  8. From what kinds of materials are filters made and which are the best?
  9. What are coatings and why are they important?
  10. Why is the quality of the lens frame important?
  11. How easy is it to clean filters and how should they be cleaned?
  12. What is the price range of lens filters?
  13. What is the maximum amount a photographer hobbyist or enthusiast should expect to spend for a good filter or set of filters?
  14. What is the minimum amount a professional photographer should expect to spend for a higher-grade filter or set of filters he or she requires?
  15. What are the advantages of purchasing higher-priced filters?
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