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In this episode, I correct a mistake I made in Episode 1 by not mentioning when it actually IS a good time to use a UV filter (glass of course). Remember, friends don’t let friends use plastic filters™.
My good friend Paul Gero, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and top wedding photographer in Ladera Ranch, CA, reminded me after listening to that episode that there are some occasions when protecting that front element with a filter is a good idea. Paul shoots a lot at the beach and while glass is made of sand, you do not want sand scratching your lens.
As a photojournalist, there were occasions when I had to go shoot a fire and slapped on a QUALITY glass UV filter to protect the front element of my lens from burning embers and other debris flying around. The risk of reducing contrast and the risk of lens flare was a better than having to deal with possible lens damage.
Thank you Paul for pointing this out and keeping me on my toes.
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In this episode we take an audio question from John in Illinois who wants to know how Depth-of-Field (DoF) works and why the backgrounds behind subjects in photos are more out-of-focus the further away they are.
We also discuss how to properly pronounce “Bokeh” and what it is. We thank Martin Bailey from the Martin Bailey Photography Podcast for teaching me how to correctly pronounce this often mispronounced word.
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