Gradient filters—landscape photographers use them all the time, but often other photographers don’t even know they exist. Today’s article is about what they are and why they’re used.
The lens is the part of your camera that you need to protect against scratches, impacts, dirt, and more. You can protect your lens using a lens hood and a UV filter. Choosing a lens hood is simple, but what about the UV filter? Which brands are good, and what do the more expensive UV filters offer, when they’re “just a piece of glass?”
If you often photograph landscapes, then a polarizing filter is an important accessory. When you start using one, the difference will be visible right away. This article will explain the principles behind this filter, and what you can expect from it. Every photographer should know a bit about these filters: they’re good for more than just landscapes!
It's an irony of our digital age that we use the latest imaging technology to make our photos look as if they were taken with an ancient camera. But who are we to argue with progress? The truth is, Instagram is a photographic phenomenon and its boxy, filtered photos are deeply embedded in our culture. More than that, there are dozens of services popping up that can transform Instagram images into magnets, wall art, stickers and more -- all with the unique look that only Instagram photos provide.
If you let the sunshine and fine temperatures of the autumn days lure you out, and you don’t forget your camera at home, you can take some fairly interesting pictures. Naturally there are lots of ways to capture the world’s natural and manmade joys, but in today’s article, our focus will be narrow: capturing waterfalls and water fountains. In short, capturing water in motion… and of course the stumbling blocks you may encounter along the way.
There are many filters out there that you can put on your camera lens. But in practice, most people will have no use for most of them. So let’s take a closer look at the ones that photographers use very often, and especially the ones that should be in every shutterbug’s camera bag.