FLW filter for digital SLR?

Started Jun 10, 2006 | Discussions thread
Zane Paxton Veteran Member • Posts: 6,947
A word of caution

TigerLi wrote:

In his book "Understanding Digital Photography", Bryan Peterson
said he often used a FLW filter to add a magneta color cast to the
photos when shooting cityscapes or landscapes at dawn or dusk. The
effect was very nice.

In a general sense, colored filters aren't a great idea on a digital camera. The stronger the color, the more some the the RGB photosites are starved for light, which then produces noise....

Within Photoshop there are a host of virtual filters that can be used.

Personally, IMHO, your time is better spent learning Photoshop really well and Lab Color mode processing specifically to get the effects you are describing. Think in terms of finding great light and then processing it really well to achieve your artistic vision.

Hope that helps!


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