Filters and why

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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For digital; for film
In reply to shibbs, Jan 18, 2013

For digital I think ND filters are necessary---not used all the time but when needed are a must. The same could be said for an IR filter if you don't want to convert a body, although they can be a bit difficult to use in my limited experience.

I used to use a pola filter all the time to enhance skies in color photography, but i don't anymore---the effects were almost too much, and I now feel like I can do much better in PP. But recently I have been thinking about this again since some PP operations can have problematic effects. Of course if you're using it to cut reflections then it's a must.  With art repro I polarize the lights.  Does anyone do the lights and the camera, and why?

I use/have used nothing else with digital. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's still using a CC filter for some lighting issues.

For film I'm still using orange, red and yellow filters for B&W, and rarely green, and then warming(occasionally) and pola filters for color, plus CC filters and ND's. Very occasionally haze filter, although I more often try to capture haze these days, rather than cut it.

Very interested to hear what others are now doing for both film and dig.

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