Filter Care & Use

So you’re using a filter on your lens, maybe to protect it from dust or finger smears or maybe for an effect that you want, what can you do to ensure that it does not degrade the quality of your expensive lens? Here are some pointers:

DOs:

  1. Buy a good filter. A bad filter can do more harm than you expect.
  2. Never touch the glass of the filter. The oil from your skin will rub off on the filter and could damage it’s coating. Some filters, are noted to retain fingerprints if not cleaned up immediately. Always touch a filter by the edges.
  3. Store filters in their boxes. This ensures that dust and fingerprints stay away.

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Tiny Tips 16: Always Use a UV Filter

A UV Filter is an important part of every photographer’s kit. This may seem like a no-brainer to any sufficiently advanced photographer reading this post, but to the beginners: take note: this is a very important part of your equipment. Or should be. Why Should you ‘Always’ use a Ultra Violet filter on your lens? … Read more Tiny Tips 16: Always Use a UV Filter

Polarizing Filters make Magic Moments

Have you experienced a Polarizing filter? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Yesterday I was contemplating stuff … you know, looking through my memory bank of photographic experiences, when I suddenly stumbled upon a gem! The first time I looked through a telephoto lens with a polarizing filter at the other … Read more Polarizing Filters make Magic Moments

Photoshop Process – Edit Brian’s Picture

A couple of days ago, Brian Auer posted a project on his blog where he invited people to use a photograph that he would supply and process it in Photoshop (or any other image editing software). The idea was to see how different people take an image and work on it.

 

 

 

Brian was kind enough to give us the option of starting from the original RAW file from his camera as long as we reminded ourselves time and time again that we did not own the photograph, but were only borrowing in for purposes of this project.

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How Do I Keep My Cameras Working Well?

Maintenance is an important part of any mechanical device’s life. Film and Digital Cameras are no different. Whether your camera body costs $350 or $3,000, these camera maintenance ideas will keep your equipment in ship-shape and humming in tune all the time. 1. Keep Using Your Camera Equipment Keeping your gear in use is one … Read more How Do I Keep My Cameras Working Well?

Understanding Photographic Filters for Your Lens

Why Filters are Fun Using filters have always been a fun part of my photography. They allow you to take a photograph of a normal scene, and make it look extraordinary. There are various kinds of filters; coloured filters and special effects filters. Digital photography allows you to apply much of what these photographic filters can do even … Read more Understanding Photographic Filters for Your Lens

How to Take Better Party Pictures!

How to take stunning party photographs

There are party pictures; and there are party pictures. This is why you need to know how to make yours stand out from the crowd. This series of tips is for compact digital camera users who want to make sure that everyone else ogles at your pictures. The first few tips are about your camera, the rest … Read more How to Take Better Party Pictures!