In this modern day technology, photographers use image editing softwares. Majority of the photos are digitally taken. And that was just the call for physical filter to die. Yes, some filter effects could be easily done if it is done digitally but it could be much easier with actual filter. So if you still want to go primitive with the filter and photo shoot, here is what you will be needing.
You could use the UV filter as a default filter. A default filter is what you will find at the very front of your lens. See, primitively these UV filter were essentially designed to remove or eliminate the fog. This fog was caused by the ultra violet rays which were seen reflecting in the thin air. But today’s digital cameras already come with such function. So basically if you have an UV filter, your camera and its lens will be protected from any scratches and bumps.
Then there is another filter that is called as a circular polarizing filter. This filter is known to deepen the density of blue sky and even saturate colors. Such a filter is very much necessary when you have an outdoor shoot. The polarizing reduces the reflection of water and sun. All you have to do is move the lens as per your need and you are good to go.
The ND filter or neutral filter is known to darken your photo. It basically reduces a little of the light. This type of filter is very essential for travel and landscape photography. You can easily reduce light with this filter and give an evening or night time effect even on a bright sunny day. You can even blur away unwanted parts. A version of neutral filter is the graduated neutral filter. These filters are quite large and squarish. You will find that the top half of the grad ND filter is brown. The top half is responsible for blocking a certain amount of light. However, it works like a normal ND filter. While the the bottom half of the grad ND filter is very similar to a UV filter. Unlike other filter, it does not block out light. Therefore the grad ND filter helps in balancing the bright light along with other such multiple uses. All you have to do is align the transition zone with the horizon and take a click.