I enjoy b&w photography. Any suggestions or thoughts filters? I think red ones can enhance them? Im not really sure though. Thanks!
Different filters have different uses. You cannot make a flat statement that red filters are good. Go to the bookstore and get a "how to" book or surf the internet for info.
Tom is correct there are to many variables to make that blank statement. A red filter will make blue darker and red lighter. Every color will have a different and pronounced effect on a given scene some reading is in order.
Silver Efex Pro is an excellent program for B&W enthusiants.
snay1345 is correct about the use of a red filter. Back in the days when we shot film, I would often have a yellow filter on my lens as it gave some detail to the sky, and contrast to my subject. I had a red filter, and if I was shooting a landscape with big fluffy clouds in the sky, the red filter would bring out the clouds, and turn the sky black. Now I shoot digital, and start with a raw file and get the best color image I can and only then move to Silver Efex Pro. On the right side of the screen you have 18 different film types that copy what you might get if you used that film. There are also color filters that you can use to see what that would do for your image. I really like the program and am looking at my site going almost all b&w. But it was a good question, because I don't think lots of the people today have ever shot with film, and don't understand how those filters worked or why or when to use one.
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