Einführung in das Fotografieren mit Filter

Introduction to filter photography

Filter photography, i.e. taking photos with filters placed in front of them, is associated by many exclusively with analogue photography. After all, why do we need physical filters today when our own recordings can simply be adapted to our own ideas in digital post-processing? In fact, it's not as easy as some might think, and filters have a right to exist today, perhaps more than ever.
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The filter photography , i.e. photographing with filters attached, is associated by many people exclusively with analogue photography. After all, why do you need it today? physical filters , if your own recordings are simply in the digital post-processing can be adapted to your own ideas In fact, it's not as easy as some people think and filters have a right to exist today, perhaps more than ever. If you ignore the possibilities that photography with filters offers, you are going with it big potential his own photograph unused.

Basic information about the filters and what types there ares?

Who is still at the beginning of their own filter photography who will probably find out after a short search that there are basically two different types of filters: Den classic round filter , which is screwed onto the thread of the lens and the square filter , which requires additional utensils for attachment, but is also somewhat more flexible in its application. 
Beginners or photographers who only want to use a filter with a specific lens usually opt for the round filter because it is easier to use, sits firmly on the lens and is often a little cheaper than the rectangular versions.

A spectacular selection but which filters are used whenz?

Anyone who takes a closer look at the possibilities of filter photography will quickly realize that there is an enormous amount of Filter variants gives. This can be a bit confusing, especially for the beginner. That's why it's best, especially in the beginning, to limit yourself to the most used and common types. This is the ND or gray filter , to the polarizing filter and around the UV filter . The latter allows for a clearer picture, richer colors and a more intense sky, but photographers also like to use it simply to protect the front element of an expensive lens.

Filterfotografie ND-Filter

The ND , so Neutral density or gray filter has the task of making the scene in front of you darker to let appear. It is primarily used for long exposures , if you want to work with a large aperture in strong sunlight or when filming. This filter comes in a variety of styles and strengths, and even one variable variant , which appears darker or lighter by rotating the filter itself. With the conventional variants, which reduce the light by a precisely measured and therefore calculable amount, it is possible to use several filters without any problems to combine with each other . 
The Pole or polarization filter is one of the most exciting filters in photography. It is used particularly often in landscape photography, but also in street, architecture or tabletop photography. He reduces reflections clear, allowing photographers to virtually see through reflective glass or water. Surfaces work as a resulth calmer and colors become more realistic played back.

Filterfotografie POL-Filter

Special filter variants for your own creative handwriting

Color filters are particularly popular in black and white photography. A green filter is suitable for rendering skin tones particularly soft and gentle, while an orange or red filter can enhance contrasts and make the sky appear darker. Increasingly popular in photography refractive filter , which have been used in film for many years. By means of incorporated particles, they contribute to the fact that the light, reflections and even colors appear softer . Many photographers are responding to ever more perfect and sharper lenses, which have lost some of their charm, especially in portrait photography.

The own filter collection is a must for the expertr

Inevitably, every photographer should deal with the Potential of filter photography deal with. At the beginning it is sufficient that the most used lens with a round filter to provide, but if you deal more intensively with filters and general photography, you should consider in square filter with associated and variable adjustable filter holders to invest. These accompany the user for many years and can be used regardless of the type of lens or the thread diameter. Investing in your own filters pays off for many years and opens up exciting, New opportunities .

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