filters

Ideas for Using a Variable ND Filter to Control Landscapes

Attaching the variable neutral density (ND) filter to a lens basically means that we have added a fourth dimension to our camera. The exposure triangle -- aperture, ISO, shutter speed -- has been expanded with a fourth variable with which we can play to achieve a desired effect or outcome. This opens up for new creative opportunities in our photography and also adds a lot of flexibility to our shooting.

New LEE100 Tandem Adapter Lets You Use Two Filter Holders at Once

LEE filters has released a useful accessory for landscape photographers who want more versatility out of their filter system. The new LEE100 Tandem Adapter lets you stack two LEE100 filter holders on top of each other and rotate them independently, so you can really dial in your exposure in-camera.

Moment Unveils the World’s First Anamorphic Lens for Drones, and More

Smartphone lens maker Moment has been branching out more and more. From filters, to camera apps, to fanny packs, the company's high-quality smartphone lenses have opened the door to a variety of products, and today they're kicking that door wide open by announcing a line of lenses and filters for drones.

Lens Filters and Landscape Photos

In this article, I'll discuss how I use lens filters in my landscape photography. Chiefly I use filters when I want to smooth the water in a waterfall, shoot long exposures, or balance the light in a scene.

VSCO is Discontinuing Its Desktop Film Simulations

VSCO exploded onto the photography scene back in 2012 with instantly popular Photoshop and Lightroom presets for accurately simulating various film stocks on RAW photos. But now the company is moving away from its origins: it just announced that its desktop presets are being discontinued.

Graduated ND Filters vs Multiple Exposures: Which is Best and When?

Using a graduated neutral density (GND) filter is fairly easy and doesn’t require any advanced techniques in post-production, but the easiest option isn’t always the best choice; due to the filter’s transition being horizontal, anything above the distinction will be darkened and anything below will be left alone.

PolarPro Moves Into Still Camera Lens Filters with QuartzLine

PolarPro has announced that it is expanding beyond the drone and action camera products it is best known for and into the world of still and cinema cameras. The company's new QuartzLine Filters are a series of full frame filters for DSLR, mirrorless, and cinematic cameras.

Using Diffusion Filters: A Comparison of LEE Soft Filters 1 to 5

I've used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you haven't heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera. The resulting images taken with a diffusion filter have an appearance of reduced contrast that ultimately looks hazy, offering a slightly dream-like effect.

8 DIY Photo Filters You Can Make at Home

If you're looking to add a creative touch to your photos, you can consider making a DIY lens filter for custom effects. Here's a 3-minute video from COOPH that suggests 8 photo filters that you can make at home to spice up your photos in seconds.

Breakthrough vs NiSi: The World’s Best Neutral Density Filters?

In recent years, the number of new ND filter manufacturers has risen quite dramatically and this, of course, is great for competition. This competition has helped push companies to create even better filters that are sharper with better color rendition.