Understand the Uses of Filters

In this article I will provide a short guide on camera filters and how you can use them wisely.

1. Understand the fundamentals filter

To attach a filter to your camera, you need something called a matte box. A screw of the matte box to your camera lens on one end and has a filter. There are some models that allow you to hold multiple lenses, but those tend to be more expensive.

2. Types of filters

The next step we want to take a look at the different types of filters available for your camera. In general, there are three types of filters that are commonly used:

Polarizing Filters (Polo)

ND Filter (Neutral Density)

3. Polarizing filter

A polarization filter or polo is a first filter you should get. Using a polo, you give your camera a series of polarized sunglasses.

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You can greatly reduce glare in your view, and also introduce darker, richer colours and more complete. Polarizing filters enhance the natural colours and are particularly useful in sunny conditions. I have seen cases where a warm sun sky turns into deep blue, pretty exposed bottom.

4. ND Filter

ND filters are neutral in colour. What this means is that you can make a denser or darker scene without affecting colours. I usually use ND filters in scenes where I have uniformly darkened a scene.