Easily Make Your Own Homemade Photography Filters that Work

Yes, I’m serious, this it’s not a joke. You can create homemade photography filters for your camera (either digital or film). And yes, it’s incredible easy. homemade infrared filter: a piece of developed unexposed slide film OR a floppy disk ! homemade blue filter: a piece of exposed developed slide film with methyl blue homemade yellow filter: a piece of exposed developed slide film with methyl yellow IR Filter For obtaining the home made IR filter you need: piece of developed unexposed slide film or a floppy disk. You must go at the photo store and ask for developing the unexposed film. The home-made filter typically begins transmission at around 710-730nm. “Congo Blue” theater gels are designed to pass IR light in order to avoid damage from heating. When combined with red filters which block their visible blue, the combination is reported to pass the shorter wavelengths of infrared up to … Read more

Photography Basics: Polarization Filters

The use: A polarising filter (or polarization filter) is used to remove reflections from a shiny surface and make blue skies darker. Types: Linear and circular polarizer. Circular is recommended. Manufacturers: Hoya, B&W and Cokin, using different depths of filter mount. Recommendations: not to use with wide-angle lenses and UV Filters. A polarization filter only allows light to enter the lens in a specific direction whilst absorbing other light. If used for its traditional role of removing reflections, by polarising the light reflected from the surface it permits the actual subject to be viewed without reflections. When removing reflections the optimum polarisation effect will be achieved with the camera at a 30o ~40o angle to the subject. By rotating the polarising filter different parts of the subject can often be polarised changing the overall effect. The part of the world you are photographing will also make a big difference to the … Read more

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