I’m taking an undergrad class on History of Photography to learn more things about my passion and auditing a class on Documentary photography to get more ideas for future photos. The professor of the latter strongly recommended that we should buy filters for our own cameras to avoid any potential damage or scratches in the original lenses. So a couple of days ago I got three filters from Amazon: a UV protective filter, a CPL (circular polarizer) filter, and a FLD (florescent) filter. The CPL is now attached to my usual lenses; although I have taken some photos with it already, I haven’t edited them yet.
Tonight I wanted to give the UV filter a shot. One would commonly use this filter during the day but I wondered what would happen if one used it at night. Since the sky was clear, I decided to take a photo of the moon using a telephoto and compare a filtered photo with an unfiltered photo. These are the results:
Of course, the unfiltered photo is more “realistic”: that’s closer to what I actually saw when taking the picture. But seeing the filtered photo was quite exciting and makes me want to continue experimenting with filters. Some results of these potential experiments coming soon!…