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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your podcast feed for photography inspiration, education, and entertainment. 

PPN is run by two experienced photographers:

Marco Larousse (founder, producer and show host)
Scott Bourne (founder and show host)

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Oct 24, 2018

Which camera filters do you need and how should you use them to get the best effects?


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Fall and spring are great seasons for landscape photography. And we have received many questions regarding camera filters for our More Gear Show. Which filter systems are good for what purpose, what kind of filters are useful to reach good landscape results, how many filters do you really need, and which brand should you buy?


In this More Gear Show #19, Marco shares his thoughts and experiences on these topics with you:


  • What about UV-, Skylight-, or De-Haze-Filters?


  • Is there still a use for color filters in digital photography?


  • Do you need a polarizing filter in your bag?


  • How can you use ND and ND-Grad filters to create creative images or make people disappear? And why a 10-stop ND filter may be a lot less than you need.


  • Why should anyone own an IR filter as a creative tool?


  • When you should buy round filters that attach directly to your lens and how you can save money by buying the biggest filter.


  • What is the purpose of a filter holder system for square filters and how can they benefit your creative options?


  • How to work with different filters in a filter holder system and square filters? And why you should not mix filters from different manufacturers.


  • Which brand filters should you buy? B+W, Haida, Tiffen, Lee, Formatt Hitech, or Hoya? Should you buy glass or plastic filters and what filter size do you need for your sensor size?

Haida Filter Systems:


Amazon Germany:


Formatt Hitech Filter System:


Amazon Germany:


Tiffen Filters:


Amazon Germany:


Lee Filter System:


Amazon Germany:


Step-Down Ring Set:


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