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For photographers and videographers, capturing the right mood lighting is essential. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get the exact right setting you want—unless you’re using LEE filters.
John Barry Sales is proud to be the exclusive dealer of LEE filters in the Australian market. You can browse our wide range of colourful LEE filters here.How Lee Filters can change your shoot
What are LEE filters?
LEE filters may seem small and simple, but the power they have on a photo or video shoot is immense. These small, colourful squares can be fitted over the lights you are using to illuminate your shoot, bringing an entirely new tone to the subject you’re capturing.
Different LEE filters will have a different effect on the scenes you’re attempting to capture. For example, bright blue roll of LEE filters are ideal for creating a moonlight effect, while green LEE filters can help with colour correction for daylight shots.
One of the best things about LEE filters is their lifespan—most can be used multiple times, so if you find a particular colour that you enjoy, you’ll get plenty of mileage out of these affordable products.
Bringing versatility to any shoot
If you’ve been working on photo or video shoots without LEE filters, you are probably familiar with how difficult it is to get just the right mood relying simply on basic or natural lighting.
But once you add LEE filters to your set of lighting equipment, you’ll find it’s easy to give your subject exactly the right lighting, even if you’re in a studio or shooting on a day when the weather isn’t cooperating.
LEE filters aren’t just about changing the light from day to night as needed, but also setting the exact tone you want. If you’re shooting a disco scene, for example, a bright purple LEE filter can bring forward a fun, festive, club feeling. Orange and pink LEE filters can help you create sunsets (even if sunset is hours away in real life), or you can use cool blue and white filters to make your subjects appear as though they are in a colder environment.
You can also use LEE filters to make minor adjustments to lighting. For example, simple grey LEE filters can bring down the intensity of light on your set, meaning you won’t need to buy new lights or change bulbs to get the shot you want.
LEE filters are an essential tool for anyone working in professional film or photography. Start building your colourful collection of LEE filters today.