Filters enable a photographer to bring out an assortment of effects. A polarizing filter is an imperative tool for a landscape photographer. Polarizers have maximum polarization at 90-degree angles to the sun. They are typically used to enhance the blue hue in the sky. They also impart brightness to the clouds to augment contrast. They remove reflections from various sources. It is essential to choose polarizing filters with high optical quality. Neutral density filters are known for its immense darkening features. These filters enable the use of long exposures in bright outdoors. It also offers longer shutter speed to capture the picture vividly.
Neutral density filters are relatively inexpensive and are very popular among DSLR users. It allows you to capture the elusive water flow in a waterfall as naturally as possible on a bright day. A graduated neutral density filter is known for encompassing a basal clear filter along with a shaded dark top. Such filters darken the sky without changing the foreground. It is an ideal tool for landscape photographers as it avails precise light exposure and captures images in a complete frame. It can also be used to change the composition of elements in a picture. Many ace landscape photographers prefer graduated neutral density filter over other choices.
While capturing a waterfall or riverside, drops of water tend to deposit on the lens. These drops of water have to be constantly cleaned on and off during the photographing session. UV filters with a clear glass surface ensure optimal protection to the camera lens. The UV filters can be taken off midway in-between the shoot. This ensures clean lens as well as avoids color cast during the shooting. It also prevents the scratching of the camera lens. UV filters are most frequently made of glass making it very fragile in nature. An extra amount of care is required while handling UV filters.