I will be taking many beach shots mostly at mid-day 10:00 am to 4pm. what filter(s) will best help in this case to boost the quality of the resulting images?
From the little i know my options are...
- ND filter - for not blowing out sky?
- Polarizing filter - to reduce glare on water and reflective surfaces?
- UV filter - not sure, but guessing to make the image pop by removing UV light pollution?
Prior to dropping cash on one or some of these, I'd like to make sure I have the facts to make a good choice in my purchase. I am totally new to filters and this would be my first venture into using them.
Also, any recommendation on the manufacturer or type I should focus on would be great.
I am expecting the filter to screw onto the front of my lens and not be a rig set up where I drop square things into in order to create the effect. This is pure practicality as I will be hand holding most of the time.
I will have a tripod for some long exposure, silky water shots so I can use that also at times.
I would love to walk away from the beach getaway with some super fine images.
I’ll be using a Nikon D7000 with an 18-140mm G lens and a 50mm 1.f Sigma.
Please help to explain what hardware (filters) I would need and how best and when to use them.