When digital photography really started taking off, there was speculation that this would spell the end for filter manufacturers. However, the fact is that more filters are being sold than ever before. Mark Bauer helped us put together a comprehensive guide to filters for Landscape Photography and explains why we still need them
Light is the key ingredient in photography and whereas studio photographers are in complete control of the light sources they use, those of us who shoot landscapes have no direct control. We are at the mercy of the weather, and this can make it a frustrating business. What we can do, however, is to apply a certain amount of control as to how, and how much light enters the lens, or even which part of it. For many years, this has been achieved through the use of filtration, which enables photographers to reduce the extremes of contrast in harsh lighting conditions, cut out reflections and saturate colours, artificially extend shutter speeds and alter…
Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 43 of Landscape Photography Magazine.