Without a doubt, filters can be a great tool for a photographer, in as much as they can add to the photos, with color and special effects. They are an invaluable aid in livening up a visual. One can use filters in both color and black-and-white photography. Filters come in two forms, viz. mounted glass discs which get screwed in front of the lens and plastic or glass squares that fit into filter frames and thus get attached in front of the lens.
[...] Filters come in various forms Filters come in various forms and may differ from manufacturer to manufacturer. Gelatin filters offer very precise coloration and excellent optical properties as they can be cut to any size or shape desired. But they get damaged very easily and are difficult to clean. Laminated filters are more resistant to damage than gelatin and can be cleaned repeatedly. But they are more expensive. Solid glass filters are relatively immune to problems of handling, temperature and humidity extremes very well. [...]
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