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CPL Filter: Why, When, and How to Use a Circular Polarizer

A CPL filter, or circular polarizer filter, is a popular and powerful filter that can reduce or eliminate glare and reflections from surfaces in your photographs. In this article, we will introduce this filter type and analyze its use and effects.

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The Camera Gear Beginners Shouldn’t Cheap Out On

Camera equipment is expensive, making it hard for beginners to build kits and get started. Because of this, it can be tempting to opt for budget-friendly options for some pieces of equipment. Unfortunately, that's not always wise.

Why Drone ND Filters are Especially Important for Aerial Photos and Videos

The ability to capture stunning aerial footage has been made possible by drones, which have gained popularity over the past decade. I remember flying some of the earliest commercial drones and the emphasis was on the flight time and features but not image quality. Being able to capture areal footage was exciting enough that the cameras didn’t need to be particularly advanced to be impressive.

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How Using Light Pollution Filters Enhances Your Night Sky Photography

So you’ve found your perfect spot to capture the night sky. The weather is perfect and you’ve been tracking the stars and planets for weeks to capture this moment. But, when that perfect moment comes, the pictures you’ve captured end up hazy and soft. Why? Likely due to excessive light pollution from the surrounding area, especially if you’re nearby a larger city.

The Photography Terms Glossary

The world of photography is full of words and phrases that can be confusing for new photographers, so PetaPixel has put together a complete glossary of everything you may want to know the meaning of if you're just getting started.

How to Use a Graduated ND Filter in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, it is helpful to have three specific lens filters in your camera bag. These are the circular polarizer (CPL) filter, the neutral density (ND) filter, and the graduated neutral density filter (GND).

Testing the Apexel 200X LED Lens: A Microscope for Your Phone

I received a request from Apexel to review a phone accessory that connects to microscopes, telescopes, or binoculars. I replied to inform them that I had none of those pieces of equipment but I might be interested in reviewing a macro or microscope attachment to mobile phones.

A Complete Guide to Camera Lens Filters

Back in the days of film photography, things weren’t quite as advanced as they are in our modern digital era. Photographers struggled to manipulate available light or had to work a lot harder to capture simple in-camera effects. That was the reason for the invention of photographic lens filters.

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How To Bring A Vintage Cinematic Look To Modern Digital Images

Can a simple filter help you make your digital images look more cinematic and film-like? The answer is yes. K&F CONCEPT has a series of Black Diffusion filters (sometimes referred to as “Black Mist”) that has small particles embedded into the glass designed to diffuse light and create a soft, glowing, mist-like effect.

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The Best ND Filters You Can Buy in 2024

Neutral density (ND) filters are a must-have for both videographers and landscape photographers, but there are so many options out there of varying cost and quality that choosing the right one can be a daunting task.

H&Y Revoring Swift Filter Review: Fast, Secure, and Functional

H&Y recently announced a new addition to its lineup of magnetic and hot-swappable filter accessories: the Revoring Swift. The comapny says it is the world's first modular magnetic filter system and was launched on Kickstarter where, at the time of publication, it already achieved nearly ten times the initial funding goal.

ND Filter: A Beginner’s Guide to Neutral-Density Lens Filters

The neutral-density filter, or ND filter, is a powerful lens filter photographers use to reduce the amount of light entering a camera lens in order to select exposure combinations that would otherwise result in overexposed images. This article is a basic guide to ND filters and how they are used.

Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide

Landscape photography is one of the most popular photographic genres. It's easy to get started with the genre, but it can take a lifetime to master landscape photography skills. You don't need a sophisticated camera or expensive lens, and the skills you learn when doing landscape photography translate to other types of photography.

Wedding Photography: A Complete Guide

Wedding photography is one of the most challenging yet fulfilling genres of photography, one that will challenge your people skills, technical abilities, and physical stamina. To succeed as a wedding photographer, you will need to become an expert in a wide of subjects, from how to work your camera to how to market your business.

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Photography and The Art of Moving Forward

The tracks begin to ring. I listen closely with the engine roaring louder and louder as each second passes and ready my camera... my finger resting steady on the shutter.