Learn Photo Basics : 5 Important Filters in Digital Photography
Learning about Photography filters are something which are essential as they take your photographs to another level. Filters are often used by professional photographers as they are very concerned to their art work.
These are either mounted or screwed into the front part of the lens.
There are different types of photography filters in the market but for you at a beginner level some of them are top listed and are commonly used by many of the professionals as well as amateur photographers.
5 Important Photography Filters
So on the top of the list we have :-
1.UV filter/Haze filter/Clear filter
Names of this filter may differ but it works really good, The camera sensor is not build up to react against UV rays so as per result when UV rays strike to the camera sensor the whole picture turns out to be blue.
Apply UV filter in front of your lens and you’re done with this no more bluish films.
UV filters are also used to protect the front element of your lens, In case if you accidentally drop down your lens then most probably the damage or the scratches would be on the UV filter with no harm to the lens front glass.
2. Polarizer filter
Where Polarizer filter is used ?
It is the best method to create a contrast in your photograph most of the time you may face some problems when you see no difference between the highlights and the shadows.This filter saves your time as it creates contrast in the image and used to darken the sky when it is overlit.
It is also used to saturate the image and to create high contrast image green looks more green and sky looks more blue.
Mostly used when the colors are too dull outside because of uneven lights.
3. Neutral Density Filter
Neutral density filter in photography is used just like when we use sunglasses to keep away the direct sunlight hitting our eyes. But in the case of camera it is used to protect the camera it is having a thick layer of shaded glass and can be mounted or can be screwed into the camera lens.It is used when the light is too bright and you want to shoot at wider aperture or you want to take long exposure images as it decreases the light by 1 or 2 stops.
4.Graduated ND Filter
This is other part of Usual ND filter and a little bit different from ND filter. Graduated filter consist of half part shaded and half clear.
It is used when their is a big difference between highlights and shadows. Let say if you are shooting a landscape in hilly areas and what you found is that the sky is overlit and the mountains are dark now to compensate the exposure ND filter is mounted in front of lens and the dark side is turned towards the sky and the clear one to the mountain.Now that’s how you can click the image not worrying of the 2 different exposures at a same time.It is also used to click image on long exposures (What is Long Exposure ?)
Diffusion filter in photography is used to softens the subject as it is used by the photographers to capture the portraits and also it can be tried on the female models as they don’t need any edgy look.It makes a really drastic change in your photograph and you don’t need to do any type of softens tools in Photoshop or any other software.
So those were the few filters on my list to give you a glance at a basic level but are really effective a lot and also can make your work easy. All you need to do is try these filters and you can always ask if you have any Query . Just type in the comment box and I will reply you there.