Photography Basics – Filters

Filters can make a massive difference to your photography, be it still or Video. In this video I look at a Variable Neutral Density Filter, which is like Sunglasses for your lens, but steplessly adjustable to get the exposure you need.

This is not only suitable for cutting down light in still photography where you would like to use a wide lens aperture on a bright day, but it is also really necessary for video, where your shutter speed may be confined to 1/50 or 1/60.

The second filter is a ND100 which cuts out 10 stops of light, allowing you to turn an exposure of 1/125 in to 1 or 2 minutes to get blurred moving objects or movement in clouds, adding a lot of creativity to your images.

The next one I will look at is the Polarizing filter, which I will talk about in another video.

As I stated in the video, I recommend buying filters to fit your largest lens and then buying step-up rings to fit them to your other lenses, saving the need for lots of different filters.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

   RANDOM ARTICLES

Sony A6000 – Initial thoughts
 I've owned the A6000 for a few weeks now, which I seem to be constantly using with the Samyang Read more.
Cypriot History – Isaac Komnenos
Isaac Komnenos of Cyprus Isaac Komnenos or Comnenus (Greek: Ἰσαάκιος Κομνηνός, romanized: Isaakios Komnēnos; c. 1155 – 1195/1196), ruled Cyprus Read more.
London Is ‘No Longer an English City’
Mass immigration has turned London into a city that is ‘no longer English’, John Cleese claims. The comic was asked Read more.
MillionMaskMarch 2016
On Saturday 5th November 2016, the annual Million Mask March took place in central London. They gathered at Trafalgar Square Read more.
Homelessness
Homelessness is devastating, dangerous and isolating. On average, homeless people die at just 47 years old. People sleeping on the street Read more.
Successful boudoir photography
LocationHotels are great locations to shoot boudoir, but look for somewhere that gives you more creative options than just whitewashed Read more.
35mm Photography and the Nikon F3
The iconic Nikon F3, the first 'Designer' Camera by Nikon. This was and remains a brilliant film photography tool. I Read more.
7 hollywood portrait lighting patterns
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaho8Vq32IA] Read more.

Follow Me