What Camera Lens Filters Are & How to Use Them
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What Camera Lens Filters Are & How to Use Them

ND Filters, CPL Filters, & More
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Created by Steven Mather
Last updated 8/2018
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
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What you'll learn
  • Take more professional quality photos/video.
  • Create photos/video at a wide open aperture even in broad daylight.
  • Understand how to protect your camera lenses.
  • Understand what camera filters exist and how to use them.
Requirements
  • You will need to own some sort of camera.
  • You'll also need to be enthusiastic about photography/cinematography.
Description

Ever wonder what camera accessories will help you take your photos and videos to the next level? Today, the answer to your question is right in front of you. 

In this course we'll be taking a closer look at the various types of attachment filters that you can place over your camera lens to open up a whole new world of photography and videography for you to experience. We'll also be discussing how to determine what size filters you'll need to buy and the different types of filter mounting options that exist.

No matter where you are on your journey through the world of photography or cinematography these tools are something you won't want to miss out on using!


Disclaimer: This course was produced independently of Canon, Altura Photo, and GoPro. As such this course has not been sponsored by, produced in affiliation with, or endorsed by Canon, Altura Photo, or GoPro.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone trying to go from beginner to pro in photography or cinematography will benefit.
  • Beginner, intermediate, or advanced camera users can benefit if you aren't aware of camera filters.
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 37:33
+ Welcome to the Course! + Filter Basics
2 lectures 07:12

Ever wonder if it's possible to take more professional photos without breaking the bank? Well, you can and all it requires is a few affordable tools called lens filters. Let's get on track to being better photographers and cinematographers today!

Preview 01:12

Before we get into the filters themselves, you should understand the difference between the ways these filters mount to the end of a camera lens and also how to determine what size filter you'll require.

Preview 06:00
+ Looking at the Filters
7 lectures 24:14

First up we have the cheapest lens protection policy you could ever buy, also known as a UV filter.

Preview 04:37

Here we have a little something to pull out more colors into your content and for the cinematographers out there, this'll help you adjust what reflections your camera sees.

CPL Filters
02:18

Shoot in daylight? No problem. Shoot long exposure shots during daytime? No problem. Just pick up an ND or three first!

ND Filters
06:17

I'm not sure what use these FLD filters serve in digital photography but for anyone shooting on film, take a listen. These might help.

FLD Filters
01:53

Need to get just a little closer to your subject and take some epic macro shots? Try these out.

Macro Filters
03:53

Looking to soften up your videos a bit and add a little more glow? These ought to do the trick but for digital camera users I wouldn't buy these first.

Pro Mist Filters
01:27

Here's a little something to help you save money and if lens flare/glare reduction is something you're looking for, a lens hood is what you need. Just watch this first because not all lens hoods are created equal.

Step Up Rings & Lens Hoods
03:49
+ Parting Advice
1 lecture 06:07

And before you go, here's a few tips to keep your lens, camera screen, and filters clean.

Let's Wrap Out!
06:07