In this video I simplify how to use colored filters with black and white film photography. (The principles discussed are the same for any format- 35mm, 120, etc.)
Summary of Important Tips:
Why would you want to use colored filters with black and white film photography?
- To color correct an image
- To add contrast
- For artistic effect
How do you use the filters correctly?
- Use the same colored filter for the color that you want to lighten in your image (i.e. A red tomato changes from dark gray to white if a red filter is used)
- To darken a color in your image use a complimentary colored filter (i.e. If you want to make a GREEN pepper appear as a darker shade of gray, use a RED filter.
What are some uses for these particular colored filters?
- Yellow is a great general purpose filter. It is also good for portraits.
- Orange works well for architecture, and for street photography
- Red is a great landscape filter, and can create a dramatic or dynamic scene.
Freestyle Photo Article:
Stuff I used in this vid (affiliate links):
Yellow Filter: https://amzn.to/2KJLKqC
Orange Filter: https://amzn.to/2Ov9b9w
Red Filter: https://amzn.to/2MdxeNz
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