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Urban Exploration Photography: A guide to creating and editing images of abandoned places by Todd Sipes

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Eleven. Filters and Effects

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Using filters can be somewhat controversial. Even the term “filters” has gotten a bad reputation due to overuse on services like Instagram. I like to think that serious photographers used them first, and therefore we have the right to claim them as a legitimate device for making photos better—not just for the purpose of attaining likes and followers.

We have the power to make a photo look completely different with filters, but I’m going to stick to one of my previous statements: We should only be trying to enhance what was already there, not create something completely different.

Manipulation Types

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