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    C A M E R A    F I L T E R S          
   The  more you know about filters, the more you will understand the characteristics of light and the more you will understand the relationship between the two.

  The Filter Gallery  takes great satisfaction in helping you to learn about the enormous range of photographic filters and how they can help improve, enhance, and tailor your images.  
 
                            3 Key Categories
The  easiest way to understand the world of filters is to group them by function. Almost every filter falls under one of the following 3 categories:
             Chromatic, Non-Chromatic, and 
Special Effect
 
  Simply Put  
  Chromatic (color) filters  are used to change, alter, or balance the color content of light. Chromatic filters include several sub groups all of which affect color in some way or another: color compensating, color conversion, color enhancing, color balancing, and  black-&-white contrast effects.
 

                  Pink, Purple, Red   SunSet

  Non-Chromatic filters are used to change or modify the behavior or intensity of light. This group includes: polarizers, NDs, UV-absorbing, low contrast, and optical flats.


                with Polarizer                            without Polarizer

 Special-Effect filters  are used to change or modify the physical aspects of the image. This category is quite diverse and includes many intriguing groups: diffusion, mists, frosts, fogs, star effects, streak effects, center clears, diopters, and multi-image attachments.
                           
                with Diffusion                     without Diffusion