Filters to Use in the Summer
As the weather begins to get warmer, there are lots of exciting opportunities to take beautiful photographs. However, it also presents photographers with a whole host of difficulties. The sun, brightness and over-exposure can all cause problems when trying to take the perfect picture. A filter can help to solve many of the sun-related problems you might encounter. Here are some of the best ones to choose:
- Polarising filter. These are excellent for photographing the seaside. They will make clouds stand out, make the sky look more blue and reduce reflection in water. The process works by decreasing the amount of reflected light that enters the camera sensor.
- Neutral density filter. These filters limit the amount of light that can enter a camera’s sensor. They can be used when a long exposure time isn’t possible. Capture moving water easily with these filters.
- UV filter. These are primarily used for protecting your lens, but they can also help to sharpen image quality and reduce flare. They can play a part in keeping people’s skin tones from looking too pink.
- Cool and warm filters. These are used to change the white balance of a shot. Digital cameras will usually be able to adjust to this to a large extent, but these filters can still come in useful for situations with more unusual lighting.