With all sorts of computer software thrust upon us in the digital world of photography who actually uses or even needs filters anymore? Have they become obsolete and turned the way of the dinosaur? We can fix anything and everything with photoshop right? While there is a lot we can do digitally to simulate filters, I still feel they play an important role in todays software driven photography. The circular polarizer, for example, is a filter that simply cannot be reproduced or simulated in any computer and in my opinion, it is the most important filter required for successful landscape photography. The main filters I put to use when in the field are my various Singh-Ray neutral density grads and my Singh-Ray LB circular polarizer. My recent guest post on the Singh Ray filters blog runs through a few scenarios where the use of filters during my Costa Rica 2012 trip helped in capturing some successful images. Please note that I am not sponsored by Singh-Ray filters and that I have purchased every filter I own. I use them simply because I think they are one of the best filters on the market and I have yet to be disappointed by their quality and the results they produce. Please feel free to visit the Focus on Singh-Ray Filters Blog to see some new images from Costa Rica along with which filters were used to create them.
Until next time..