Adding a diffusion filter can help to tone down the digital harshness, and make skin look great again. But with so many to choose from in various strengths, which one should you use?

Just like choosing a lens, there is no correct answer as it is all subjective. However, understanding what filters are capable of can add an extra dimension to your images.

Across the different filter manufacturers there are similarities in what filters achieve; reducing contrast, softening resolution, adding halation. Tiffen has created the Triangle of Diffusion chart to help represent where each filter sits in their line up. »

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Tiffen 4K Diffusion Test – 4K Compressed from The Tiffen Company on Vimeo.