10.1 Filters

Although most photographs are made without using a filter on the camera lens, filters are indispensable for some photographs and can be considered a useful tool for improving many other photographs. Filters enable photographers to (1) lighten or darken subject colors selectively, (2) increase or decrease the contrast between different subject colors, (3) obtain more accurate monochromatic tone reproduction, (4) decrease or increase the appearance of aerial haze, (5) alter the color balance of color photographs, (6) increase the saturation of subject colors, (7) eliminate or reduce reflections, (8) make invisible detail visible, and (9) create various types of special effects.

Specific filters are recommended for some ...

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