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40+ Creative, Courageous, and Campy Buttons



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40+ Creative, Courageous, and Campy Buttons

Sean Hodge on Sep 19th 2008 with 52 comments

A button (or badge in some places outside the US) can be designed for maximum impact through message, image, and cleverness. They have a capacity to communicate change and are often proudly worn as badges that represent our causes and beliefs.

Designers can tap into this capacity to communicate through creative button designs that challenge our conceptual thinking, promote positive change, while stylistically pushing the medium. In this post, we look at over 40 button designs driven from a variety of sources: modern illustrators, campy old cartoons, political badges, close up textures, positive causes, and more. Let’s look at some inspiring buttons and see if we can kick our creative engine into gear.

Creative Buttons

Buttons can be visually interesting, as the collection below illustrates. They can be clever and conceptual. Many of the examples below pull textures from various sources. One of the more conceptual examples ties together cassette tape designs and button textures. And in the case of the “void” button you have the message and stark emptiness of minimal design unified. There are numerous ways to get creative with your button designs, below are just a few.

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Courageous Buttons

Buttons can make strong statements that support causes, challenge our way of thinking, and communicate active involvement. Here is a selection of buttons that either have made a difference or are being worn and impacting the world today.

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Campy Buttons

Pop culture is a big source of inspiration for button designs. They have traditionally been handed out as swag at all kinds of events. Many artists have taken up this medium to showcase some of their work. Buttons make for cool giveaways or small products for artists to sell. Merging a message, like “Solving Poverty,” within something fun could make the button more interesting. Below are an assortment of buttons from Star Trek, pixel artists, bands, cartoons, and more.

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Some Early Entries in the “Solving Poverty” Button Design Contest

Below are a handful of early entries in the contest. Notice how many of them have worked on conceptualizing the lettering and message. The buttons below make strong statements and rely heavily on the words to communicate the message. Some have added imagery, effective type choice, and play with transparency as well. It’s a good start and we hope to see more great entries as well. It’s a good cause and a challenging topic to design for.

Here is the link to the button design contest announcement for all the details. Be sure to use the tag “solvingpoverty” in the Psdtuts+ Flickr group when submitting your entries. Also, follow this link for more about how you can take action through design and make a positive difference in the world.

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Inspiring Coca-Cola Illustrations


October 25, 2010 from paul0v2’s blog

Inspiring Coca-Cola Illustrations

Check out an awesome collection of coca-cola artworks, these illustrations vary in different styles, they have been designed by different artists and designers with their own interpretation of “The Coke Side of Live” philosophy.

These images were provided by The Coca-Cola Art Gallery – Check them out for more!


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Hi there! I’m Paulo Canabarro, 24 year old web designer from Brazil currently living in Providence RI, USA. I’m truly passionate about design of all kinds. Finding and sharing inspiration has become part of my life. If you have any suggestions or requests just get @ me – pvpcanabarro@gmail.com For some cool stuff make sure to Follow me on twitter!

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30 Striking Photos of Urban Decay Beauty


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30 Striking Photos of Urban Decay Beauty

by Bill Jones

 

Man shapes the environment around him. Building and changing to suite his needs. Building grand cities to live, work and play in. What happens when these structures are forgotten or neglected?

Below is a collection of some of the best images we could find that illustrate what happens when structures are being reclaimed by the environment they reside.

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100 Captivating Examples Of Urban Decay Photography


100 Captivating Examples Of Urban Decay Photography

By hongkiat Inspiration

 

One of the things that makes a great designer is the ability to see beauty in unlikely places. And images of urban decay can really put that ability to the test.

Whether it’s images of abandoned buildings or simply a disregarded alley or nook, there is beauty to be found in the derelict and forgotten areas of the world’s cities. The images below give only a small taste of what’s out there, ready to inspire your next design project.

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Urban Decay in Tacoma
by anthonyh2006

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Urban Decay at a Marin School
by CourtneyAllison

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Urban Decay: Nature Juxtaposed with Industry
by Irit

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Day 10 — Urban Decay (or Regrowth?)
by brianjmatis

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Urban Decay2
by grigjr

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Urban Decay — Sofas and Chairs
by byonder

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Urban Decay 11 — Courtyard
by grigjr

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Urban Decay – 01 — Graffiti
by scotto

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Urban Decay — Aerosol Cans
by ridethespiral1

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Urban Decay — Red Chair
by secdoover

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UrbanDecay
by entengruetze

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Urban Decay — English Academy
by ghostrider-in-ze-sky

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Urban Decay: American Auto
by paperdolldreams

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Urban Decay: Rusted Factory
by JoeCollver

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Urban Decay – 14: Warehouse
by scotto

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Urban Decay: Arches
by VSprink

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Urban Decay: Black and White Doorway
by downhill

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Urban Decay: Smoke Stacks
by snake.eyes

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Urban Decay 5: Sunlight Effects
by ghostrider-in-ze-sky

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Urban Decay Boston
by tarotist

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Urban Decay: Three Towers
by bloodfilledlungs

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Urban Decay: Water Fountain
by Enzo D.

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Urban Decay New Set – 1
by ro-stock

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Rust in Peace
by thespook

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Decay VIII
by Benjinoman

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Queens Urban Decay 207a
by chaserpaul

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Urban Decay 3: Stroke-on-Trent
by CarolAnneS

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Urban Decay 2: Peeling Plaster and Brick
by rosetigerdragon

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Decay from the “Urban Exploration” Project
by MuffYz

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Urban Decay, Velluters
by Xavi Calvo

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Urban Decay (Moscow)
by happy-dee-dooo

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Urban Decay: Broken Window
by B Rosen

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Urban Decay 008: Peeling Paint
by MarcoFiorentini

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Old Colonial Mansion Opposite the National Museum
by remittance_girl

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Stuffed If I Know
by MIAD

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Dodgey Ladder
by MIAD

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Urbex Self Portrait
by James Loesch

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Blue Door, Yellow Wall
by Stoxasths

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Setting Up the Fair
by Stoxasths

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Krampnitz
by James C Farmer

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The Old Soccer Stadion
by Static_P

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In the Heart of the Plant
by NARIBIS

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MF
by Static_P

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West Park – Still Life 2
by Romanywg

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Abandoned Asylum
by andre.govia

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Lier Mental Hospital – Old Wheel Chair
by Anders V. Tøftemo

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The Next Mission
by Romanywg

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West Park Reflections too
by Romanywg

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Green: Peeling Pain
by James C Farmer

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Please Close the Doors After Leaving
by James C Farmer

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Beelitz: #1
by James C Farmer

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Way Out
by James C Farmer

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Beelitz: #2
by James C Farmer

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Concrete Stairwell
by Chris Leithead

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Rust Macro at Filey
by tina_manthorpe

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Brooklyn Rust: The Brooklyn Bridge
by Digital Agent

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Locked Rust Blue
by tina_manthorpe

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Cracked Sidewalk in Front of Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton
by Chris Campbell

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Bowling Alley
by keiththrn

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Abandoned in Cork
by slinky2000

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Abandoned Building
by Isaac E

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Denbigh Abandoned Asylum
by andre.goby

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Pripyat, Ukraine Chernobyl
by robot fotomat

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Nuclear Winter in Chernobyl
by Stuck in Customs

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Pripyat Amusement Park, Ukraine Chernobyl
by robot fotomat

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Swimming Pool in the Abandoned School in Pripyat’ / Chernobyl
by Danny–Boy

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Urban Decay 8
by ghostrider-in-ze-sky

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Abandoned Building in Pripyat’ / Chernobyl
by Danny–Boy

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Chernobyl/Pripyat, Ukraine: Ferris Wheel
by 8333696

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Abandoned Building in Pripyat’ / Chernobyl
by DannyBoy

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Watcher
by borderfilms (Doug)

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OH Dexter City – Abandoned School
by scottamus

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Abandoned City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana
by Timothy Neesam

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Pripyat – Abandoned City
by Dazzababes

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Abandoned City: Paper Circles
by eruthnum

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Abandoned City: Kitchen Stove
by eruthnum

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City Meth: Gary, Indiana
by Noel Kerns

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Abandoned Building in La Habana, Cuba
by vormplus

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Hospental, Abandoned Building: Switzerland
by Tuuur

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Abandoned Row Houses – Perlman Place (Baltimore)
by sann235

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NYC Ghetto: Bushwick Brooklyn
by izakokomari890

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Flats to Let 1987: South Bronx
by Urban Photos

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Grungy Wall Texture
by iammi-z

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Rust Texture
by code1name

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Grunge: Wooden Door
by jazza

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Lisbon Balconies
by hbrinkman

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Old Wood: Grungy Wooden Structure
by jazza

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Deserted Houses
by barunpatro

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Old Tower
by cyborg1us

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Old Stavelot: Ardennes, Belgium
by hbrinkman

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Museum? A Rundown Shack in Sofala, NSW, Australia
by drakemata

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Street Urban Decay: Porto City, Portugal
by saavem

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Tangled Wires
by drog1998

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Abandoned Warehouse 5: Gatke Building, Warsaw, IN
by freschje

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Miami, Arizona
by kevinzim

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New Orleans Alley post Katrina
by bonesdog

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Ruins
by Marinela

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Utrect: Canal in Holland
by martwork

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Old Door in a House in Limache, Chile
by philhxc

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Urban Winter: Saarbrücken, Bürgerpark
by Author

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About Author – Cameron Chapman is a professional Web and graphic designer with over 7 years of experience. She writes for a number of blogs, including her own, Cameron Chapman On Writing. She’s also the author of Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity.

 

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40 Brilliant And Creative Examples Of Toy Photography


40 Brilliant And Creative Examples Of Toy Photography

By Hongkiat Inspiration

 

2466► RetweetLooking back at our childhood, there were certain toys we favored more than another. Toy-like action figures known as top-sellers in its kind since 1965. These plastic figurines were hawked by serious toy collectors.

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Credit: Danbo by Sean Eng

The collectors market was catapulted by action movies, TV shows, sports, cartoon and popular action figures represented or designed by celebrities. Toy photography has also made humongous headway since the early years, they are able to put emotions in the atmosphere for a photo shoot in a way never been practiced before. Here we have put together an awesome collection of toy photography taken in different angles to showcase the figurines at its best.

 

Animes

Mio

mio 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Asuka Langley Resin

Asuka Langley 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Hide and Go Seek

Hide and Go Seek 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Konata at the Office

Konata at the Office 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

In a land of mist…

In a land of mist 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Street Fighters

Cammy and Guile

Cammy and Guile street fighter toy photography 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Sagat

sagat 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Ken and Ryu

Ken and ryu toy photography 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Balrog

Balrog 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Marvel Superheroes

Spiderman vs Green Goblin

spidey goblin 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

The Mighty Thor

The Mighty Thor 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Ironman

ironman 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Wolverine

Wolverine 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

DC Comics

Superman Forever

superman01 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Gang of four

gang of four 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Black Vulcan

black vulcan 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Supergirl

Supergirl 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Batman

batman 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Batman Family

batman family 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Joker

joker 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Dolls

Drawing In The Sand

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Ruffles and lace

Ruffles and lace 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Contemplative

Contemplative 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Ichigo

ichigo 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Kaeru and Emiko

Emiko 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

MikiEtsu

MikiEtsu2 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Various Computer Game Characters

Metal Gear Solid

metal gear solid 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Kratos

kratos 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Toy soldiers in the Tube

toy soldier 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Mario

Mario and Luigi toys photography 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

The Egg Choice

the egg choice 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

Chris Mcveigh’s Photography

Chris Mcveigh 40 Brilliant and Creative Examples of Toy Photography

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Chris Mcveigh
A photographer, illustrator, founder of an Internet magazine and writer for Macworld, MacLife and macHOME.

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Memphis-born toy photographer and director/producer with more than 15 years of experience in working with toys.

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Creative Photography Techniques: How to Use Camera Filters


Creative Photography Techniques: How to Use Camera Filters

8 May 2010

Author: Holly Craft

Before there were digital cameras, we used film. While some adjustments could be done during processing, most creativity took place when the photo was taken. One of the biggest tools used were add on filters. These filters still work on digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR) and many can even be held in front of point and shoot cameras for a fun and creative effect. Let’s explore the possibilities and learn how to use camera filters!

Filter Size:

Each lens you use on a DSLR camera will have a filter size. Filters are usually screwed on to the threads that are found at the end of the lens where you will find the circumference shown such as 58 mm.  There are also systems that have a holder that attaches to the lens and the filter slips on the holder. Like most things, you get what you pay for….the better the material, the higher the price and the better the image.

Polarizer:
One popular filter is a circular polarizer. This filter is adjustable, in that you can physically turn it to get the desired results. It will give you greater saturation resulting in a more vibrant blue sky. It also cuts down on reflection and glare.

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Without Polarizer With Circular Polarizer

On this example, you see how much reflection there is on the surface of the water without a polarizing filter. When the polarizer is used the reflection is greatly reduced. This filter comes in handy when shooting landscapes, scenes with water, or images behind glass.

Diffuser:
A diffuser filter gives an overall soft effect, which works great in portrait photography.

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No Diffuser
With Diffuser

The effect is subtle, as you can see when you compare this photo without the diffuser and one taken with it.

Fog Filter:
For a more dramatic or ethereal look, you might want to try a fog or mist filter. It creates or enhances the effect of a natural fog as seen in this example.

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Fog Filter

Spot Filter:
If you want to accentuate a clear central subject and diffuse the background, a spot filter is something to consider. This filter is great for facial portraits or to spotlight a subject such as the sculpture in the example.

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Spot Filter

Starlight Filter:
Another favorite filter is a starlight or star effect filter. This filter produces a star effect from pinpoint light sources and is available in differing number of points.

The optical glass is actually cross hatched to create the effect. The sun is a source of light that is effected by this filter as seen in this example.

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Starlight Filter with Sun

Care must be taken when using it with the sun, as a bright source of light can be too much light and the effect will take over the photo. Even light coming in a window will be picked up as in this example.

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Starlight Filter with Window and Chandelier

As you can see, chandeliers are a great subject for use of the starlight filter.

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Starlight Filter with Multiple Chandeleirs

Different colors of light might react differently as you see in this shot of the Eiffel Tower.

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Starlight Filter with Different Colors of Lights

Even reflections of light off water or any shiny surface will create a star effect.

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Starlight Filter with Light Reflected Off of Water

Weddings are a great venue for the use of this filter with candles and jewelry.

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Starlight Filter with Wedding Candles
Starlight Filter with Wedding Jewelry

Other subjects to consider with a starlight filter are holiday lights and city lights. This effect can also be achieved without a filter to a degree with the right settings on the camera (narrow aperture setting) or on photo editing software by blurring or using star brushes.

UV Reducing Protection Filter:

There are many other filters we could discuss, but one filter everyone should use on their SLR or DSLR cameras is a UV Reducing Protection filter. This add on filter will protect the surface of your lens. A scratched filter is much less expensive to replace than a scratched lens.

Speaking of scratching, we have only scratched the rim of the subject of filters, but hopefully this brief look will encourage you to explore the possibilities. Some items become obsolete when technology changes but that is not true of filters; they are just another choice in achieving special effects on your special photos!  Now that you understand how to use camera filters, invest in a few and shoot some creative new photographs – or at minimum, add a filter to protect the investment in your camera lens!

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Daily Inspiration #651 BY ABDUZEEDO


Daily Inspiration #651

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2D

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Anderson Tomazi

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bigodeideias

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Bobby Moon

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Creativebite

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Eugene Kim

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Fabiano

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Fabio

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BBC Knowledge – Honk If You’re Human from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo.

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American Software from Partizan Darkroom on Vimeo.

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Gisele

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grafi-ray

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Kevin Roodhorst

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JMgarrido

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MGK

TODOR & PETRU from CRCR on Vimeo.

Markov

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Masse

Project NoomTest from Masood Nisstany on Vimeo.

Michael Ostermann

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Newyorkiz

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oneyear

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Pawel Lukomski, Studio 35

Wirujaca Strefa 2010 – trailer [HD] from Studio35Presents on Vimeo.

Promop

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Rasmus Stenbergh

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Ricardo Ferreira

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Roger Darnell

Shelby White

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slayyou

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Tim Phelan

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Tom Galle

OIL & WATER DO NOT MIX from Happiness Brussels on Vimeo.

YLLW

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@BinaryJuice

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@andreasleonidou

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@marcos333

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@tiagobenevides

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@allrox

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@Smilesharks

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@daniel_nelson

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@MorganLott

DONUTS from Morgan Lott on Vimeo.

@darko_design

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About the author

My name is Fabio Sasso, I’m a graphic/web designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the founder of Abduzeedo. I hope we can share lots of information, tips, and ideas through Abduzeedo. Also you can follow me on Twitter or my personal site at http://fabiosasso.com.

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