Vision Is Better, Ep.27

The One about Filters for Landscape, Part Two.

Join me as I discuss the very basics of filter use for landscape photography. This is a very elementary discussion but I’m hoping, in conjunction with the conversation from Episode 26, that it’s helpful in getting you out there with some basic gear, and starting to experiment, which is where you’ll best learn this stuff anyways.

Here are the various pieces of gear I referred to in the last episode. The list and links might still be useful.  The links are Amazon affiliate links, feel free just to find these same products from shops like B&H, Adorama, or even better - your local brick and mortar shop. I mostly use the Lee system but there are others out there. Just don’t cheap out too much, you get what you pay for.

1. The ring you’ll need for your specific lens. Look at the front of your lens. It’ll tell you the diameter you need. Common threads are 72mm and 88mm but they come in an incredible range. Get one for each lens you might use.

This one’s for a 72mm thread, wide angle lens -

2. The Lee Filter Holder -

3. Lee 3-Stop (0.9) Hard Transition Neutral Density -

4. Lee 3-Stop (0.9) Soft Transition Neutral Density -

5. Lee 105mm Lens Adaptor Ring - this is what you need to mount the polarizer to the filter holder -

6. Lee 105mm Polarizer Filter -

7. Lee Big Stopper (10-stops) or Little Stopper (6-stops) -  or

8. 3-Stop ND -



David duChemin is a photographer, author, adventurer, and entrepreneur. He’s the best-selling author of Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Photographically Speaking and almost 20 other titles about the craft and art of photography. He is also the accidental founder and Chief Executive Nomad of Craft & Vision, publishers of photographic education and inspiration, and rabid defenders of the amateur and everyone who does this for the love of the photograph.

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