Best filters for photography in 2024: these camera filters do things software can't!

Best filters for photography: Kase Wolvering Magnetic Circular Filters Kit
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Despite what some technophiles may assume, photographic filters are still a staple in the photographer’s kit bag. It’s true that many of the old colored filters synonymous with film photography are no longer needed due to image editing software, but there are still optical camera filters that produce effects that software can't replicate.

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Jase Parnell-Brookes

Jase Parnell-Brookes is an award-winning photographer, educator and writer based in the UK. They won the Gold Prize award in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. After completing their Masters Jase has spent a good chunk of two decades studying and working in photography and optics shooting and writing all over the world for big-name brands and media outlets. Now the Channel Editor for Cameras and Skywatching at their speciality is in low light optics and camera systems.