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Guest Columnist - Hoddinott's Hangout

Polarising Opinions


It’s the filter that causes more confusion than any other – but no more.
Ross reveals the power of the polariser.

Filters can polarise opinions among photographers. While some believe that in-camera filtration remains an integral part of the picture-taking process, others claim that physical filters are redundant in an age where so much can be achieved or replicated during post processing. What do I think? Well, I’m a bit of a dinosaur, I guess. Whenever possible, I like to get things right in-camera and spend as little time as possible processing my shots. I still heavily rely on filters to achieve the results I desire – I neither have the time nor skills to rely on Photoshop wizardry. And there are some filter effects that you simply can’t replicate in Photoshop after the event…

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