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NEW VIDEO from LEE Filters!  “The Big Stopper & Little Stopper”

Professional fine art photographer Jonathan Chritchley demonstrates how to get the most from LEE Filters’ Big Stopper and Little Stopper filters. In this video, we explore practical tips and creative inspiration for anyone exploring long exposure photography.

Be sure to check out the LEE Filters YOUTUBE channel for all of our lighting and photography videos!

XPOSURE- New Online Magazine from LEE Filters!

LEE Filters is proud to announce the release of the FIRST ISSUE of our Online Photographic Magazine, Xposure. Filled with stunning photographs, Xposure aims to provide guidance and tips to using photographic filters, while sharing intriguing insight from some of the top landscape photographers around the world. 

Some highlights from our first issue:

  • Influential photographer Colin Prior in the isolated and epic landscape of the Karakoram.
  • Craig Roberts goes urban and gets inspired.
  • Anatomy of a Landscape - three top photographers take apart their shots.
  • Composition Masterclass with Jonathan Chritchley.
  • And plenty more to whet your photographic appetite.

You can view the magazine online, or download the PDF version HERE

We’re excited to share this new venture with you. We hope you enjoy it! 

A Behind the Scenes Look!

LEE Filters has been down in Cornwall, England with fine art photographer Jonathan Chritchley  filming a new video for the LEE Filters website.  Jonathan is known around the globe for his long exposure photography, so guess what filters we are showing in the new video?

A big thank you to Jonathan for a really enjoyable couple of days. The new video should be up on the Lee Filters website in a few weeks!

 

Good Things Come In Small Packages!

Due to the continuing success of the LEE Filters Photographic Range we are pleased to announce a selection of brand new products for 2014! 

With the overwhelming success of The LEE Big Stopper, we are excited to introduce the 6 Stop Little Stopper! The Little Stopper is available for both the 100mm System and the Seven5 Micro Filter System. 

Additionally, we have also added a new Deluxe Kit, as well as three new ND Filter sets for the Seven5 System; The Out Of TownSeascape and Urban Filter Sets. The ND Filter sets will also include our newly designed triple filter wrap which will hold the 3 filters and also doubles up as a cleaning cloth.

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We are also very pleased to announce that we will shortly be introducing a new filter system called ‘The LEE Bug’, which is specifically designed to fit the GoPro® Hero3 & Hero3 Plus cameras.  The LEE Bug system will be available in the form of two different kits, Underwater and Action. We will inform you once this product is ready to be launched and available to order!

For more on all of LEE Filters’ new Photographic products, and to check out our entire range available, visit our site HERE

New from LEE Filters! The ProGlass Series for the Seven5 System

With the increasing popularity of the ProGlass Filters for the LEE 100mm system, we’ve added the ProGlass filters to our newest Seven5 System.

When shooting digitally, light at the infrared and ultraviolet ends of the spectrum can be problematic. The ProGlass range of filters has been designed with this in mind. These glass neutral density filters are optimised for use with digital cameras, as they absorb more infrared and ultraviolet light than traditional ND filters. The result is a punchier image, with less discoloration in adverse lighting conditions.

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The ProGlass ND filter is an extremely high quality glass ND standard filter optimised for use with digital cameras, but equally useful for film.

This new filter uses a surface coating made from evaporated metal, and therefore provides very even absorption across the visible spectrum and through the UV and Infra Red regions.

Two filters are currently available for sale. 

0.6 ProGlass ND Standard

A glass filter that reduces exposure by 2 stops  without affecting colour balance.

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0.9 ProGlass ND Standard

A glass filter that reduces exposure by 3 stops  without affecting colour balance.

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LEE Filters is a proud sponsor of the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition. In this video, landscape photographer and organizer of the contest, Charlie Waite, discusses the details of this year’s competition, open to any photographer in the world, to photograph the beauty of America’s landscapes.

For more information, contest rules, and your chance to enter, visit HERE

Competition closes on April 17th. Good luck!  

Ideally suited to photographers who wish to learn more about the use of filters, LEE Filters and leading Photographer Jeremy Walker have teamed up for a series of photographic workshops held in stunning locations around the UK, including Wales, Scotland and Dorset.

Each photographer attending the workshop will be given a comprehensive LEE System to use for the duration of the workshop. Members of LEE Filters’ technical staff will also be on hand to offer assistance and advice, and there will also be the opportunity to experiment with a wide selection of LEE filters under Jeremy’s watchful eye.

For locations, dates, and general information on upcoming workshops and your chance to attend one, click HERE! 

LEE Filters is a proud sponsor of the 2014 “USA Landscape Photographer of the Year” competition. With cash prizes totaling $10,000, it’s a exciting chance to have your photographs showcased in the US and Europe! For all contest details and your chance to enter, click HERE!

Good Luck!

New Video from LEE Filters! Joe Cornish discusses The Polariser and ND Standard Filters.

LEE Filters Photographic Weekend Workshop

A big thank you to everyone who attended our recent photographic workshop weekend in Dorset. The workshop had a true international feel with people flying in from Sweden, Holland, Cyprus and Germany. It was great to see everyone having such a good time and getting some great images. We hope to be able to post some of them up soon.


Pic left to right: Thras Moraitis, Billy Lynn, Julie Hall, Peter Sturt (LEE Filters), Jeremy Walker (Workshop Leader) Sabine Backes, Johan Ekström, Thomas Tziortziotis

The Vision - The Art of Photography from idea to exposure.

We all know about the most important equipment needed for our craft; a Photographer’s Eye. The ability to see strong pictures in a multitude of situations is a fundamental skill to be nurtured, but actually we need to do better than that; on top of recognising the photographic potential in front of us there and then we need to be able to previsualise, predict and plan to be there camera in hand in the first place. It is rare to randomly stumble over the photographic opportunities we crave; somehow we need to improve our chances of being there, ready and waiting when the light is right. Where? What? How? That’s what The Vision is all about; the process that gives birth to a picture from the conception of an idea through to the point the shutter opens.

The Vision circumnavigates the globe as acclaimed writer and award-winning photographer, David Noton scrutinises in a detailed and logical progression how a successful photograph comes to be, from conception to exposure, and from Burma to Utah. Each Chapter examines the art of photography and takes you through the process from the spawning of an idea to the Decisive Moment when the shutter is opened.  Each chapter is interspersed with personal and witty diary entries from David’s travels along with photo essays and a Gallery that analyse how the photographs were achieved.

The way in which a photographer uses their eyes is fundamental and provides the primary message of this book, with an emphasis on inspiration, perception, composition, colour, light, the weather and planning. This book explains how to develop and nurture a photographic vision and contains:

  • Practical analysis and advice on how to translate photographic ideas into reality, accompanied by David’s striking photographs.
  • Core areas needed to create a clear vision, from coming up with the idea and finding the location to composition, weather and colour, ready for the ‘Decisive Moment’.
  • Personal journal entries, photo essays and a photo gallery further showcase David’s inspirational photography.
  • Diagrams as well as the finished photograph make it easy to see how the shot was achieved.

The Vision can purchased from davidnoton.com is personally signed by David and comes with a free set of four landscape greetings cards.

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Mark Denton and the End of Summer

I’ve always thought of summer as my ‘downtime’ in photographic terms, tending to be tempted out only when thunderclouds billow above the Vale of York. But as September approaches and the children return to school (phew), the variety of colour begins to return to the Yorkshire Dales landscape. 

Here above Coverdale, close to home in Crakehall, a 105mm linear polarizer enhances a sky that is full of features. I am careful to use the filter sparingly, but it’s irresistible to get it out of the bag at moments like these.  

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On the second shot of Penn Hill in Wensleydale, the polarizer had marginal effect, so best to leave it off it these circumstances, but I did use the 0.9ND hard grad, as I often do. The difference in brightness of the dark, end of summer greens and the sky is often more than you would first imagine, even when the land is lit by bright sunshine.

Both shots used an 81c warm up filter  to compensate for the Phase One sensor having a tendency towards the cold blue hues that our eyes filter out. 

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Two years earlier I was on the other side of the Dales national park, shooting with Velvia 50, (hence the slight change in format) looking towards the Howgill Fells. A sublime little ‘mountain’ range that is mostly ignored by photographers and tourists alike.  With film I was pretty much using the same techniques with regards to filtering as I am today.  The techniques of capture have changed but Lee Filters remain constant.

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Mark Denton is a renowned Landscape Photographer whose work can be seen in LEE FIlters “Inspiring Professionals” Books 1 & 2. For more on Mark, visit: http://www.markdentonphotographic.co.uk

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