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Photographer's filter handbook : a complete guide to selection and use
Sholik, Stan.
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, [2002]

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123 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Includes index.
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TR590.5 .S54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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The definitive guide to filter use, beginning with a primer on the electromagnetic spectrum and light absorption, this guide covers all you need to know about filters, including the materials from which they are made, how specific filters work, how to compensate for a change in available light with an exposure adjustment and what result your choice of filter will have on your images. Including a chapter devoted to special effects filters, this book offers you the tools to take control of your photography. Includes 100 full-colour photos.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Filter Basicsp. 9
Level of Expertisep. 11
Equipmentp. 11
Filters and Digital Imagingp. 13
Filter Brandsp. 13
Chapter 1 Light and Filtersp. 14
Lighting Contrastp. 16
Light Directionp. 16
The "Temperature" of Lightp. 16
Additive Colorsp. 18
Basic Color Theoryp. 21
Absorption of Lightp. 22
Photographic Filmp. 22
Digital Camerasp. 24
Metersp. 24
Filter Materialsp. 28
Lens Shadesp. 33
Chapter 2 Filters for Black & White Photographyp. 35
Translating Color Accurately into Tones of Grayp. 36
Separating Tonesp. 39
Black & White Infrared Photographyp. 45
Chapter 3 Filters for Black & White and Color Photographyp. 46
Ultraviolet and Haze Filtersp. 46
Polarizing Filtersp. 49
Neutral Density Filtersp. 55
Close-up Filtersp. 59
Split-Field Filtersp. 62
Chapter 4 Filters for Color Photographyp. 63
Color-Conversion Filtersp. 63
Light-Balancing Filtersp. 67
Color-Compensating Filtersp. 71
Black & White Filters with Color Filmp. 80
Chapter 5 Filters for Special Effectsp. 83
Soft Focus, Diffusion and Fog Filtersp. 83
Contrast Filtersp. 93
Graduated Filtersp. 93
Enhancing Filtersp. 94
Star and Diffraction Filtersp. 99
Multi-Image and Double-Exposure Filtersp. 102
Pop Filtersp. 102
Conclusionp. 105
Appendixp. 107
Glossaryp. 108
About the Authorsp. 119
Indexp. 120