Red filter?...

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  1. ThePhotoKid

    ThePhotoKid TPF Noob!

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    What is a red filter for? I screwed it on my camera, and everything looks like nuclear winter, lol. What effects is this for and for what type of situation??? Thanks.
     
  2. voodoocat

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    A red filter is generally used for adding contrast in black and white photography.
     
  3. MDowdey

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    thats great!! funny stuff!!

    voodoo has got it though

    md
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Besides adding contrast, it will lighten the tone of reds while darkening the tonal values of blues and greens.

    The classic example is placing a red apple on a green banana leaf. With no filter the tonality of the leaf and the apple will appear about the same in BW. With a red filter the leaf will look dark, while the apple will lighten. With a green filter the apple will darken while the leaf looks lighter.
     

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