Copyright Scott Bourne 1997 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 1997 - All Rights Reserved

I don’t use many filters on my lenses these days. There’s very little I can’t do better in post. But I still use Polarizer filters. And I know that some of you still use other filters. So here are a few quick tips for getting the most out of your filters.

a. Don’t buy cheap filters. Putting a cheap plastic filter in front of an expensive piece of glass doesn’t make sense. Buy optical-quality filters. They’re worth the extra money.

b. Avoid using stacked or multiple filters, especially when you’re shooting with shorter lenses. You can run into vignetting problems or face problems with additional light refraction.

c. Using a red filter when you want to shoot black and white will bring out the contrast in the scene.

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