Color Photography Filters
Color photography is quite different than black and white photography and the problems associated with them are also different. In color photography, one of the main problems is getting correct color balance. The main factor in this, is the color temperature of the light being used to brighten your subject. Correct color balance will give your photos a natural appearance. The filters used in color photography are generally classified as light balancing, conversion and color compensating.
Photographic film is basically made for outdoor shooting at midday. However, at sunset the sun is redder than at midday and skylight in open shade is bluer than at midday. If you want to erase these differences you will need warming and cooling filters.
Some filters are designed to create brighter, more saturated reds, rust browns and oranges on film, without affecting other colors. These are made of didymium and are ideal when red, brown and orange items need to be enriched.
When using filters, cameras that have manual light metering will require a half to one stop compensation. The color photography filters range in price from about $10 to $400 and come in various sizes.