If you are into landscape photography, then you would have come across the term camera filters. Then you may have heard about the CPL filter or Circular Polarizer Filter. The question is, do you really need a CPL filter for photography? To answer this question, let us see what all things this CPL filter can do. It will help you to decide whether to use one or not.
Graduated Neutral Density Filter, also called as Grad ND filter is one which has got two halves. The first half of this filter will be a neutral density one and the second half will be a clear section. The main purpose of such a filter is to overlay the bright part of the picture scene into the dynamic range of the sensor. It is one of the favorite filters of Landscape photographers. Graduated Neutral Density Filter is mainly used to correctly expose the brighter part of the picture scene, especially the sky. Thus helps to expose picture correctly. They are available in different shapes and sizes.
Filters form an important part of a photographer’s camera bag. It mainly comes in two shapes circular and rectangular shaped. It is usually made of glass or plastic. Filters made of glass offer better quality to the photographs when compared to the one made with plastic.