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Old Aug 17, 2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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When I was younger I shot bw 35mm with red filter. With digital do you really need color or special effect filters? Just wondering if you can make changes with the software?


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Old Aug 17, 2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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I sort-of played with some special effect and colored filters when I got the DS. I thought that most of them were more bother, and could be more easily done with software like Photoshop (a close-up filter is nice to have, though). The one I'd definitely recommend using is a polarizer,perhaps with neutral dentistry filters and graduated ND. Photoshop has built-in colored filters for warming a cool picture etc. The one specialty filter I rather liked was a softening one.
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 5:05 AM   #3
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You should not need any overall colour correction filtsrs as the colour temptarature can be varied in the camera automatically or set manually. I f you shoot RAW it is very easily tweaked in software later.

But I do use graduated coloured and neutral denisty filters. By usin them on the camera you can have alook though the view finder and adjust where the transitions begin.

The attached shot used a graduated tobacco coloured filter to liven up a dull grey sky.

These are Cokin filters that slide up and down in the holder attached to the front of the lens.

Full neutral density are usefull for long exposures in daylight when you are looking for a blurred motion effect, as in a waterfall or fountain.

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