8Sifting the Light:A Look at Lens Filters


Dave Welton





Did you know that Ansel Adams used a lens filter in virtually all of his photographs? It’s true. If lens filters can do wonders for black-and-white photography, just imagine what they can do for your videos.

Lens filters offer a simple way to get better images. These wafers of glass can soften the face of a bride, fake a sunset at high noon or add sparkle to the chrome on a vintage car.

I asked professional videographer Myron “Buzz” Buzzini to help guide us through the world of lens filters. With 30 years of image-gathering experience—in both photography and video—Buzz was the perfect man for the job.

Buzz is a firm believer in the power of lens filters. He first used them with ...

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