Photography Filters And Special Effects That Are Perfect For Your Wedding Photos

Photography is an art form. Photographers are constantly honing their craft to produce more artistic views of the world. Some special accessories can affect the way photos turn out. These accessories include filters.

With a non-digital camera, there is a lot you can do with commercial filters and homemade filters that can really make a photo artistically amazing. Digital cameras already do most special effects automatically, but there are still four filters you can buy for digital cameras. Regardless of how your wedding photographer, someone from a place like Eivan's Photo Inc, chooses to shoot your pictures, ask him/her about the following filters to see how they can add that little extra "wow!" factor to your wedding day photography.

UV Filters

If all of your bridesmaids are wearing blue, blue-violet, or violet/purple dresses, a UV filter can really transform the photos. These filters remove a lot of the UV light, causing blue and purple things to be even bluer or more purple. It heavily enhances these two colors, making them really stand out from the rest of the photo. If you want an artistic photo of your groom's very blue eyes, this filter used up close to take a picture of him will make his blue eyes jump out at you. Both you and the wedding photographer could have a lot of fun with this filter.

Color Conversion Filters

These types of color conversions are very different from the color conversion by UV filters. These color filters are able to tone down harsh reds, oranges, and other colors that might be too hard on the film's interpretation of these colors. For example, if you get married in a church that has bright red carpeting, and red padding on all of the pews, this red color will completely dominate the photo and give the whole scene an orangey haze.

Your photographer can use certain blue filters from his/her color conversion filter file to tone down all of that red and orangey overtone so that the picture is just a pretty picture. Additionally, if you suffer from rosacea, and you frequently have red patches on your face, these filters can remove that from the picture, providing you with nearly flawless skin that has uniform color and tone.

Black and White or Sepia Filters

While these filters do not really alter color of a picture, they are still fun to use. You can take an antiquated wedding photo that really looks nice when juxtaposed on the mantel next to your own mother's wedding photo. Essentially these filters remove all color (the black and white filter) and convert colors to light and shadow monochrome variances. The sepia filter adds only a monochrome "wash" to a photo after the black and white filter reduces the scene to light and shadow. This technology was developed so that many antique photos could be digitally restored, but these filters quickly became popular for wedding photos.

Polarizing Filters

As the name suggests, these filters remove a lot of light reflection and glare while simultaneously saturating your wedding photos with bright, vibrant color. If you get married in the fall when all of the leaves are changing color, a polarizing filter intensifies the reds, oranges, and yellows of the leaves on the ground and overhead for a natural color frame that is visually stunning. It also works quite well if you marry in late spring in a botanical garden when all of the flowers are in full bloom around you.

Be Sure to Hire an Experienced Photographer

While it may be tempting to hire a photographer with less experience at a cheaper price, the less-experienced photographer is not likely to know everything there is about filters. Ergo, pay the extra cash to hire an experienced wedding photographer who has used all kinds of filters. You will not regret all the beauty the photographer adds to your photos with the use of the above filters.