The DIFFUSER gives a soft-focus effect (due to
its irregularly uneven surface). This is particularly effective
in portraiture and commercial photography (makes the lines and
wrinkles just "disappear" from the portrait! That's
why the pro's pictures make everyone look younger and more vibrant
- and why they get paid so well, too!). You'll be called a "genius"
and become known as an "artist" with a camera by your
subjects when they see how their portriats make them look "so
young!" But just as a magician never reveals how his/her
illusions work, the professional photographer should not reveal
his or her secrets, either.
More details on the Diffuser filter: (more on using the diffuser)
The remarkable Diffuser filter is a colorless, transparent
piece of optical glass, specially treated to produce diffusion
in photographic images, through the refraction of light. Beautiful
soft-focus effects are produced for portraits, scenic views,
still lifes, commercial photographs, and in any instance where
a soft, ethereal, or dreamlike effect is desired, etc. The soft
effect is especially useful for portraits of women, where it
is desirable to soften wrinkles and lines (Ah, "vanity,
thy name is Woman" springs to mind here; and, it's important
to note, they're willing to pay for that look, too). Highly effective
where contrasting lighting or spotlights are used.
The extraordinary Duto filter is made of colorless,
transparent, optical glass, covered with fine concentric lines
at approximately 2mm intervals. The effect is almost exactly
the same as that of the Diffuser, but a somewhat more sharply
defined image core is obtained by using the Duto filter rather
than the Diffuser. The Duto is especially suitable for portraits
and high-key shots using backlighting, and in many circumstances
a more creative choice than the diffuser. Usage of the Duto,
is the same as for the Diffuser filter.