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HOW A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER WORKS

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HOW A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER WORKS

Top Reasons to Own a Neutral Density Filter Blurring water motion in waterfalls, rivers, oceans, etc... Reducing depth of field in bright daylight conditions Adding motion blur to moving subjects: people, cars, planes Extended exposure times What is a neutral density filter? Neutral Density (ND) filters prevent light from entering the camera in measured amounts. This allows the photographer more control in selecting shutter speed and aperture combinations in a variety of conditions. Example 1: The first example is a typical wide angle landscape shot with the equivalent of a 24mm wide angle lens. When shooting landscapes, a low ISO setting is desirable...

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HOW BLACK & WHITE FILTERS WORK

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HOW BLACK & WHITE FILTERS WORK

Top 3 reasons to use B&W Filters Improve Contrast between colors that reflect similar gray tones by separating them from other colors nearby. For Artistic Reasons - When real world conditions just don’t cut it you can use B&W filters to produce stunning images Remove contrast killing haze by blocking blue, violet, and UV light from the scene which improves detail, and increase sharpness  What B&W (Panchromatic) Film sees It may go without saying but panchromatic film does not see or record color the way our eyes and brain do. In fact B&W film sees all visible colors of light as similar tones...

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HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE HOYA FUION ONE LINE OF FILTERS?

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HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE HOYA FUION ONE LINE OF FILTERS?

HOYA FUSION ONE is a new series of filters based on the new HOYA optical technology. It is aimed to replace the long seller HOYA PRO1D series, which has been widely used by amateur and professional photographers all over the world. The word "ONE" in the naming of this series is left as legacy of HOYA PRO1D, in memory of its contribution to photographers' creativity, with the belief that this new series will serve as well for many decades ahead. HOYA FUSION ONE is joining the HOYA filters line-up with the fusion of all highly valued basic specifications, such as...

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HOW A CIRCULAR POLARIZER WORKS

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HOW A CIRCULAR POLARIZER WORKS

Top 5 Reasons to Own a Circular Polarizer Controls reflections on glass, water, leaves, and sky. Improves contrast Increases color saturation Removes atmospheric haze Provides 1-2 stops of Neutral Density for longer exposures  Key Features to look for All polarizers are not created equal and poor quality glass, low quality polarizing films, and bad frames can affect sharpness, resolution, contrast and color. Polarizing glass is made by sandwiching the "polarizing film" between 2 pieces of glass then using special adhesives and manufacturing processes to make them into a single unit. If anything gets messed up during this process then you end up with...

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HOW LIGHT POLLUTION FILTERS WORK

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HOW LIGHT POLLUTION FILTERS WORK

Top 5 Reasons to Own A LP Filter Great for Astro and Milky Way Photography Reduces the orange/yellow haze from night sky caused by city lights Capture more accurate color at time of exposure Reduce editing time with a "cleaner" RAW File Filter also enhances sunsets and fall colors without effecting cool colors  What's in a Name Before we dig in we want to clarify the name of this filter as it is referenced many different ways depending on where you live Starscape - Available world wide Intensifier - Original Name. Changed to Starscape in 2020 Light Pollution Red Intensifier RA54...

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