Should I Use A Filter? Landscape Photography- Get it in the Field!
A Tale of 3 Filters-
What are filters, why would I want to use one and using them for landscape Photography.
UV- zero filter- screws onto the lens- protects the lens from scratch, sand etc
UV filter- vary in price $10 to about $30+ you should ideally get one to go on each lens.
Maybe get an extra when traveling.
Polarizing Filter- like putting on a pair of sunglasses for your lens- saturate the colors- bold landscapes.
Enhance what is there in front of you. Define the clouds-intensify the leaves, the colors of the landscapes.
Dan Holmes says he always uses a polarizer all the time.
Circular Polarizer Filter- $10-$95
Neutral Density Filter- Circular style
Uses: milky waterfalls, blurring moving action- lights- clouds
Singh Ray Vari-ND Filter: 390- $ 500.00
Lee Filters: Little Stopper- 6 stops, Big Stopper= 10stops and Super Stopper=15 stops
$ 125.00 (LeeBrand)
Split Filter- gradual- hard line-
Singh Ray- $99
Cokin- landscape kit- with blue/brown/tobacco- $48
Red Intensifier filter for Night photography- $34-$225.00
Companies – Filters