Best Filters For Travel Photography

Traveling is the best way to celebrate and remember the places we have been to. You can capture better quality photos with the camera as well as with smart phones. There are different types of filters you can use to enhance your pictures. Keeping your filters organized is the most important thing to capture stunning photos. Keep your filters clean and safe. The wallet size pouch is perfect for holding your filters. Use a dust proof and water-resistant case for your filters. The size of the filter depends on what type of camera you are using.


So the question is, which filters exactly work best for certain travel scenes. Haythem Lafaj is a creative photographer, and he suggests some essential lens filters to create awesome photos.


Variable Neutral Density Filter

Neutral density filters can cut the amount of light by 2-8 f/stops and have the ability to deliver similar image quality. They are convenient to use. Variable neutral density filters can filter out a lot more light. This type of filter can control exposure. There are three most important settings in your camera- Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO, and this filter work along with them. You have to adjust the exposure as the light changing. Due to this reason, it is called a variable because you can rotate it to dial in the right exposure.


Polarizing Filter

You can use these filters in landscape photography. For landscape photographers, this filter is the most essential, and they always carry this filter in their bag. When you use this filter in front of the camera then this will help you to manage reflection and also darken skies. One more thing, this filter tends to suppress glare from the surface of the sea or lakes. Sometimes at half polarization you are also able to get a nice result.


Warming Polarizing Filter

It is the modification of the polarizing filter. It is the combination of circular polarizer and warming effect. This can be used to give a nice effect during your landscape photography. You can enhance warm tones and also add more contrast by using these filters. It is useful to get clearer photos when you are shooting the hazy scenes. They also have features like polarizing filters such as glare reduction, darken skies, and so on. This filter has a low optical density. Due to this, you are allowed to shorten the shutter speed.


Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter

This is a special type of filter that completely changes the look and feel of the images. If you want to shoot sunrise and sunset, you can use this filter. This filter is specially designed for this purpose. Graduated neutral density filter is darker from the top area and the bottom part is gradually faded. In Reverse graduated neutral density filter, the darker area is in the middle but not at the top. The upper part is less dark as compared to the middle portion.


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