After some exposure to the cool effects that I can create with different lens filters, I decided to make them part of my everyday carry items in my camera bag. This group of items include an extra power pack for my DSLR, a few extra memory cards, an external flash, and the aforementioned array of lens filters.
Naturally, I always carry 2 or more lenses with me when I leave for a day of shooting. And one or two of my go-to lenses for special effects have thread sizes that differ from my normal thread. So, on the days that I carry these lenses I also need to add my lens filter adapter(s) to my kit. This is my way of always being ready to get that perfect, once in a lifetime shot.
This time of year I find that I use my lens filters even more than throughout the rest of the year. Colors abound everywhere I look, so I frequently want to make the most of them with color enhancing filters. Depending upon the color of my subject, I may want to emphasize warm colors with a warming filter or cool colors with a cooling filter. Occasionally, I will use a combination filter to emphasize both warm and cool colors. I find it’s fun to experiment with these lens filters.
Until next time, Happy Shuttering!