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On the narrowest trails in the most faraway corners of the world

Photo of a Person with a Veil in front of their face

Believe me, my filters are important. In particular three kinds of Singh-Ray filters go with me everywhere. There’s a Hi-Lux filter on each of my lenses, and I also carry a 77mm LB Warming Polarizer and a 77mm Vari-ND filter. Each one of these filters is essential and fits neatly in my camera bag that […]

The Essential Filters for Controlling Contrast in Digital Nature Photography

Photo of Darwin Wiggett

Originally posted in March, 2010, this article from Darwin Wiggett contains some truly fundamental information about using filters for photographers to learn or review. Each time award-winning photographer and author Darwin Wiggett writes about filters, he is sharing his own years of successful experience. His stories featured on this blog have become a trusted reference […]

Learning to photograph where we are, prepares us to photograph anywhere we go

Like many serious landscape photographers,Chris Moore finds that balancing the demands of a busy career, family life, and the search for dramatic landscapes is a challenge. “With just a couple of weeks a year to travel to exotic places,” says Chris, “my appetite for landscape photography has to be fulfilled close to home most of the […]

Ever wonder who needs a Hi-Lux UV Filter? Here’s your answer…

From National Geographicphotographer Nevada Wier — now somewhere beyond Bangkok on a two-month trip to Myanmar and India — comes a brief note with these two images from her on-going project “Outer India.” Almost always on the move, Nevada’s choice of Singh-Ray filters is quite different from that of most other photographers. “Traveling to remote places all over […]

When it comes to capturing unique images in exotic places, she’s ready to go

National Geographic photographer Nevada Wier travels over the back roads and trails of Southeast Asia, India, China, Africa as well as Central Asia and South America. Her dramatic images document some of the world’s most remote tribal areas and cultures from a uniquely intimate, insider’s perspective. Recently Nevada has focused on northern India’s Ladakh region. These three […]

Protecting your lens and all its sharpness

When travelling around the globe, National Geographic photographer Nevada Wier is always prepared for whatever comes. To capture these two images, for example, she had to adjust quickly. “It was high noon in tropical Myanmar,” Nevada explains, “as I went inside the deep, cool shade of a monastery nestled in the hills of Maurk-U. There were a […]

Graduated Neutral Density Filters by Galen Rowell

It’s still difficult to believe that our friend Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara are gone, since his work continues to live on in so many books, magazines, calendars and in our mind’s eye, and he still is such a presence in the lives of his friends, family and photographers everywhere. Galen wrote this column […]