Malibu Instameet

Malibu Instameet

Come meet ambassador Tracy Lee Monday, Oct 9th! Slik tripods, Tokina lenses and Hoya filters will be on hand with products to use and goodies to give away. Park on the inland side of PCH as the parking lot closes at sunset. Itinerary: 5:00 pm Meet El Matador beach6:12 pm Sunset7:00 pm Meet for Milky Way7:38 pm Galactic Center visibility begins9...
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Isolating The Moment: Using The IRND Filter

Isolating The Moment: Using The IRND Filter

A group of friends and I decided to photograph the sunset at the Wrights-Ferry Bridge located in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. This was my first time seeing this bridge, and I was instantly impressed by its size and graphical elements. I knew I wanted to isolate the bridge in a black and white presentation helping to eliminate the distraction o...
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Polarizing Filters: What Are They And Why You Should Use Them

Polarizing Filters: What Are They And Why You Should Use Them

What is a polarizing filter and what does it do? A polarizing filter removes light that has been reflected in the scene you are trying to shoot. For example, sun or light glare off a lake or remove glare from a car window. By modifying the reflected light through the polarizing filter it allows a cleaner more contrast shot. You can use a polari...
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International Filter Photo Contest

International Filter Photo Contest

It’s our pleasure to announce that our parent company, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is holding an International Filter Photo Contest in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of our company. The contest is open to photo entries taken using any filter highlighting the creative possibilities that filters provide.  The filter photo contest will be held t...
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Our Top 10 Tips To Help You Shoot The Eclipse

Our Top 10 Tips To Help You Shoot The Eclipse

1. The best spots to watch and shoot the eclipse in totality The last time the United States experienced a coast-to-coast total eclipse was 1918.  A narrow band spanning the continental US measuring less than 50 miles across will experience this rare celestial phenomenon in its totality.  Locations North and South of this band will experience ...
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Hoya Partners with On1

Hoya Partners with On1

Hoya Filter USA is excited to be an official sponsor of the ON1 Spring into Summer Event! It’s all about helping photographers with their editing process by providing easy to follow videos, practice files, and presets. That’s not it though. Some great companies and people in the photography industry have teamed up to provide additional benefits...
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