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    hi, I am a newbie here. I will focus my interests on black/white photography concerning landscapes and portraits.

    I know orange filters and red filters are widely used in B/W photography to create special effects, but i am hesitating that which one i should buy firstly and how to use it to make my pictures attractive?

    Of course, i will use the orange or red filter for color pictures. So which one is used more frequently?

    Thank you for any advice and suggestions!

    --exorcist

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    Default Re: what filters should I buy? Advice needed!

    Originally posted by exorcist
    hi, I am a newbie here. I will focus my interests on black/white photography concerning landscapes and portraits.

    I know orange filters and red filters are widely used in B/W photography to create special effects, but i am hesitating that which one i should buy firstly and how to use it to make my pictures attractive?

    Of course, i will use the orange or red filter for color pictures. So which one is used more frequently?

    Thank you for any advice and suggestions!

    --exorcist
    i feel there is no which to buy first because both create different effect. However, with budget , consider the organge first. It more " general" in that sense.

    i've not tried red filter in colour photography. but the orange make the scence more warm. personally i dont quite like it because it "kills" all other colour.
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    IMHO, orange and red are a bit too close in terms of clour. Why not try a green filter instead of a red for B&W?

    a polarizer is always a good choice.
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    hi, guys

    thank u for advices!

    yes, i have a CPL already. For the reason of budget, i will choose one from red and orange filters for my b/w photography.

    I would buy the red filter firstly becasue it can darken the sky in b/w phtography. About the orange filter, i don't know how to use it and need more knowledge about it.

    --exorcist

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    If you can "ta-han" for another 8 hours (as of this post), I'll scan in a page from the Lee Filters catalogue I have at home which show the different effects achieved by using different colour filters on B&W.

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    Alternatively if you can tahan the 20+MB download, grab the online PDF document from B+W which will show u all the effects..
    Download here: http://www.schneider-kreuznach.com/p...terkatalog.htm

    If the 20MB is too much, they have also seperate sections you can download individually.

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    hi, thank all of you, guys

    i am downloading the documents!

    Clupsnap, it is a really good forum with many kind peoples!

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    orange

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    As promised... here are examples of the effects of various colour filters on B&W film.


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    SzennyBoy

    Thank you!

    The filters do have obvious effect in the b/w photography.

    After carefully thinking, maybe i will buy orange first...~~

    --exorcist

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