Careful use of the appropriate filter will definitely improve your photography. It is worthwhile to find good books on filters so you can understand the effect of each filter.

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Essential Filters that usually get forgotten: Graduated Filters

Some filters are intended only for black-and-white photography; other filters work best for color photography. The Polaroid filter and graduated filters work well with both color as well as black-and-white.

With a bright sunny sky, and dark green jungle vegetation, the rain forest will be underexposed, the sky will be overexposed. But you can easily correct for this with a graduated filter which is dark at the top and clear at the bottom.

This class of filter is crucial to improving your studio photography of art. To get good relieve on the art objects the lights are generally above the objects. This means that the top of the object has more light than the bottom. You can easily correct this situation with a graduated filter.

You will need a filter holder for this, one that allows you to slide the long filter up or down (meaning out the bottom of the holder, so the holder has to be open down there).

High-end users will want the Sinar system. Their holders actually fit Hasselblad lens mounts. Adapters can be obtained for most any other lens screw size.

If you cannot afford the Sinar accessories, there are several other less expensive graduated filter systems, such as Coklin.

Polarizing filters for your lens, polarizing filters for your lights (very important for your lamps) color correction filters

 

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