Try These Lens Filters For Street Photography

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Lens Filters You Need to Try for Street Photography

Get cool photo effects with these lens filters 

Ever tried using lens filters for street photography? You need to try out these three!

Sometimes you need some fun tools to play around with in photography, and lens filters can give you just that!

In this POV video tutorial, Pierre T Lambert shows how these three lens filters affect different street photography shots, and the results are EPIC.

Try these Lens filters for EPIC street photography shots

Tried at golden hour on the streets, these lens filters create amazingly different photos!

What are Lens filters?

Lens filters are sheets of glass that attach to the end of your camera lens. They are useful because they alter the way the light is captured by your camera’s sensors. 

They can create different effects that you can’t mimic in post-processing or editing. 


Lens Filter for Street Photography #1: Blue streak Filter

The blue streak filter has tiny blue horizontal lines in the glass to create a cool ultraviolet effect over the photos.

You want to make sure you have multiple light sources to make this filter pop, which is why street photography is a great use for it. 

This lens filter causes long blue-tinted streaks of light to appear from any light source in view. This is a cool effect for moving subjects like cars or flashlights.

As it can be an intense filter, try with the black mist filter underneath and holding the blue streak on top to soften the light.

Blue streak lens filter great for street photos
Lens Filter for Street Photography #2: Orange/Gold streak filter

This orange streak lens filter creates, you guessed it, orange streaks where the light hits.

Especially during golden hour with the warm backlighting, this lens filter creates the effect of orange points or streaks when it catches the light. 

Using street photography techniques like looking for reflections and lines, you can use the light off of building windows or water features to get the light streaks even more intense.

Pierre finds many ways to use this lens filter, like backlit portraits, car ad traffic shots, and building light reflections.

Orange or gold streak filter takes great car photos on the street


Lens Filter for Street Photography #3: Dark Mist ¼ Filter

This dark pro mist lens filter is popular with portrait photographers because it gives the photos a dreamy almost foggy effect to them.

It diffuses the light sources to make them incredibly soft. So when used in street photography, this lens filter creates dreamy cityscapes and reflections.

This filter changes the whole feel of the photo and gives it a totally different vibe. It can create dreamy or happy feelings if you’re looking to evoke that in your street photography!

Dark mist 1/4 lens filter dreamy street photos


Lens filters are an asset for street photography, not just portraits or landscapes!

Try using a lens filter for your street photography the next time you take your camera out. There are so many kinds of lens filters, and these are just three you could try.

Want to improve your overall photography skills? Read this full photography guide!


Which of the lens filter tips from above will you use THIS WEEK?

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