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There is no doubt that many small accessories can make or break a professional photoshoot, wherever the location and whatever the subject. Every photographer worthy of the title can attest to that. Some of those elements are responsible for creating flattering lighting, some of them offer much needed stabilization (e.g. gimbals and tripods) and then there are those that affect how the light reaches image sensor. This is what camera lens filters are designed to do - those tiny, simply constructed yet crucial optical attachments.

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Many beginners do not pay them enough attention, which is a pity considering how they can transform the quality of images. In this section of our online store you will find every type of filter that will take your photography skills to the next level. When choosing a proper filter for a drone camera remember to check if it is compatible with with your gear, especially when it comes to size - filters that are too big can disturb the flying pattern of your drone, making it harder for you to navigate.

How do drone lens filters work?

The general principle behind it is very simple: every object reacts to light in a way that is specific to the material it is made of. According to the characteristic traits of said material, some of the light is reflected, while some of it is absorbed. As a result, human eye can differentiate between colors which are essentially just various frequencies. The same happens with filters which can be made from glass, gelatin, polymer fibers and from other fabrics that are put between two thin plates of glass or plastic. Those carefully produced layers determine the scope of the color spectrum that can pass through them and reach the image sensor, resulting in professionally looking photography.

Polarizing filters are exception to this rule, as they don’t impact frequency. Instead, they transform unpolarized light into polarized which is - in short - the process of blocking out light waves that are vibrating in multiple planes of polarization. Light that emerges through the use of polarizing filter is vibrating on a single plane. Resulting images are vivid and saturated with reduced glare and haze.

Filter types and their functions - choose the best for you!

A long time ago, in the age of black and white analog photography, the most commonly used filters were colored ones, varying in hues, size and thickness, that were meant to control the level of saturation. Nowadays almost all of us use digital cameras, so contemporary photographers face different problems, mainly concerning image quality. Modern filters are all similar in the way they look, meaning that they are mostly transparent, so even experts have troubles telling different types apart just by looking at them. True distinction lies in their construction and popular types are: polarizing, neutral density, infrared and UV filters. Drones - which are quickly gaining notoriety among photography enthusiasts - are usually equipped with UV and polarizing ones. They are mainly used to protect camera lenses from injuries, as filters are generally not as expensive to replace. If you want to film when the light is very intense - e.g. on a clear day or during a harshly lit event - consider buying a neutral density filter that will tone down exposure without altering colors.