2022 Hoya Filter USA Instagram Filter Contest Giveaway

2022 Hoya Filter USA Instagram Filter Contest Giveaway

Terms and Conditions 1. Eligibility: The 2022 Hoya Filter Giveaway on Instagram is open to those who sign up (follow) at @hoyafilterusa on Instagram and like the corresponding post. Entrants must be 18 years or older as of their date of entry in this promotion in order to qualify. This giveaway is subject to federal, state, and local laws a...
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Hoya Releases Sparkle 4 & 6 Filters

Hoya Releases Sparkle 4 & 6 Filters

AVAILABLE November 2021! Hoya's Sparkle Filter essentially does two things: creates mini-stars from pointed specular light sources creates a soft diffusion throughout the image  The Sparkle Filter comes in two variants. Sparkle 4 filters have 4-point stars and Sparkle 6 filters have 6-point stars.  SHOP SPARKLE 4: AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2021 Th...
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Kenko Tokina Announces IFPC 2021 Contest

Kenko Tokina Announces IFPC 2021 Contest

Kenko Tokina Co. Ltd. (Head office: Tokyo; President: Toru Yamanaka) is pleased to announce the annual International Filter Photo Contest (IFPC) is now taking submissions. One grand prize winner can earn ¥500,000 JPY, approximately $4500 USD. Prizes Include: Grand Prix: 1 prize / 500,000 JPY (or U.S. dollar equivalent to 500,000 JPY), Certifica...
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Mist Diffusion Filter Tests

Mist Diffusion Filter Tests

If you are trying to achieve an in-camera Orton effect, then this new article is a must-read from film photographer Alexis Cuarezma. Hoya recently partnered with Cuarezma to test the Hoya White Mist and Hoya Black Mist diffusion filters. Cuarezma notes the similarities and differences in halation between the two filters, gauges the diffusion s...
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How To Process Infrared Images in Photoshop

How To Process Infrared Images in Photoshop

Here’s one of my most popular images, “Summerglow.”  I used the Hoya R72 to make this image with my full spectrum camera.  When shooting, shoot in RAW; this will allow you maximum editing flexibility.    Let’s walk through a simple procedure for editing.  The first step after inserting your SD card in your computer is to go under “file” and sel...
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10 Quick Tips for Shooting the Milky Way

Ever wondered how to shoot the Milky Way? If so, we put together these ten tips and resources to help you successfully shoot the Milky Way and get clean beautiful images every time. 1. Scout the location. Look for places that have rock formations, unique structures and foreground interest to create depth and interest. In the photo above Stan Mo...
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