Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Filters, part of Photography Foundations: Lenses.
One of the kind of annoying things about digital cameras is that if you come…from a film background, especially if you were shooting with film before there…were digital cameras, you regularly find yourself wanting to say, "You know back…in the film days we did it like this."…It's really hard to resist.…So I'm not even going to try.…You know back in the film days we used filters.…These days "filter" usually means a small bit of plug-in code that you run inside…of Photoshop or some other image editor, but filter used to refer exclusively to…a piece of glass that you put in front of your lens.…
Now it still means that, but these days you don't typically use filters as much…as you used to, because most of what you use to do with filters can now be done…in post-production. But there are still some filters that are valuable and that…can be pretty handy.…This is an example of a graduated filter, you can see that it's darker at the…top than at the bottom.…We've talked about the limited dynamic range of your camera compared to your eye,…
- Understanding field of view and camera position
- Depth of field and lens choice
- How to choose a lens
- Examining lens features
- Using specialized lenses such as fisheye and tilt/shift lenses
- Focusing techniques
- Using filters
- Camera maintenance
Skill Level Beginner
Photography Foundations: Compositionwith Ben Long5h 29m Intermediate
Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer's Eyewith Douglas Kirkland41m 55s Appropriate for all
2. What Is a Lens?
3. Focal Length, Camera Position, and Composition
4. Depth of Field
5. Choosing a Lens
6. Advanced Autofocus
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