Posts Tagged ‘filter’

Video Tutorial: How to Make the Most of a Polarizing Filter

Polarizing filters are a piece of gear that some photographers swear by and others don’t touch. One reason why might be the various misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding what polarizing filters do and what benefit they truly provide.

Thankfully, photographer Steve Perry is here to clear up any misconceptions. In the video above, he details what exactly polarizing filters do, why they’re beneficial for far more than just ‘making the sky blue,’ and then shares a few tips for making the most of the polarizing filter in your gear bag. Read more…

DIY Hack: Add a 3-Stop ND Filter to Super Curved Fisheye Lenses

The Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 lens is one of the best options for photographers wanting to get in on the super-wide-angle action with as little of an investment as possible.

One problem with this lens, however — and it’s the same with most fisheye lenses — is the curved front element. With such a dramatic curve, the use of filters on such a lens is almost impossible… almost. Read more…

DIY: Use a Little Plastic and an Old Filter to Create Cinematic Lens Flares

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As 3D printing becomes more easily accessible and cheaper to work with, more and more people are experimenting to see just how the technology can be used to improve and tweak their photography. One such tweak has been created and shared by Instructables user Jan_Henrik.

By putting together an unused filter casing and a 3D printed piece of plastic, he’s able to get some extra ‘pop’ in his photos and videos in the form of cinematic JJ Abrams-like lens flares. Read more…

Litely Brings Subtle, Film-Inspired Presets to Your Mobile Photography

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As Instagram goes to show, people love to give their mobile photos that extra bit of pop, to make them stand out from the rest and give them an aesthetic true to photography past. To do so, they rely on various applications, most notably VSCO Cam, which claims to be the “standard” among mobile photography applications. However, as of today, there’s a new contender: Litely.
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Lomography Releases ‘Experimental Lens Kit,’ Turns MFT Shooters into Toy Cameras

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Great news, Micro Four Thirds shooters — you no longer need Instagram filters and the like to make your photos look… how shall we put this… distressed.

That’s because toy camera powerhouse Lomography has just released an arsenal of plastic lenses that can add multiple-exposure, fisheye, color tint and other effects to previously ordinary shots. Read more…

The Tokina Rain Dispersion Filter Has No Problem Keeping Water off Your Lens

For those people who are fed up with constantly wiping water drops off of their lens when shooting in rainy weather, Tokina has a pretty ingenious solution for you: a hydrophilic “rain dispersion filter.”

The demo video above comes from this year’s International Broadcasting Convention, where News Shooter‘s technical editor spoke with Tokina about the new filter. Read more…

Filter Fakers Tumblr Exposes Instagram #nofilter Fraud

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There are several very popular hashtags that make their way around Instagram daily, and one of them is #nofilter. It’s the hashtag that proclaims to the world that they’re seeing what you saw—no ifs, ands or earlybirds.

But, of course, not everybody that uses the #nofilter hashtag is being honest, and so a Tumblr blog has been created that seeks to expose all of these ‘filter fakers.’ Read more…

Google to Build a Photo Database In Effort to Rid the Web of Child Porn

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Search giant Google has revealed that it’s working on a global database it expects to help rid the Internet of child porn.
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Hoya’s New HD2 Lens Filters Can Survive Being Whacked by a Pipe

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At CES 2013 earlier this year, Hoya showed off a new series of lens filters called the HD2. The main feature of the filter set is its strength: each filter uses hardened glass that can take a serious beating without getting damaged or shattering.
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What Your Choice of Instagram Filter Says About Your Personality

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100 million users are uploading 40 million photographs on a daily basis to Instagram. Of these images, 43% of them dont have any retro filters applied to them. That leaves 22.8 million filtered photos hitting the social network every 24 hours.

Marketing firm Marketo recently poked around with some of Instagram’s statistics, and then decided to assign personality profiles to some of the service’s most popular filters. It’s like Instagram meets Chinese Zodiac.
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