The Secrets to Success with Photographic Lens Filters with Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Photographic Lens Filters

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Tuesday, 27th April 2021
7:00 – 9:00 pm BST (GMT +1)

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this online webinar to help you master the techniques for successful photography using lens filters, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

He will explain the basic principles of using lens filters for both colour and black & white photography and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of screw-in and slot-in style filter systems as well as the practicality of using protector / UV type filters. Simon will provide an in-depth description of key filters, including a polariser, neutral density and graduated neutral density filters, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied. He will describe the use of contrast control filters, both physical and in-camera electronic, for black & white photography together with a range of specialist filters for portrait, landscape and close-up photography, and explain how some common materials can be adapted to create a variety of unique filtration effects.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge and plenty of general hints and tips accrued during his more than 40 years of photographic experience to enable you to select and apply filters with confidence to achieve high-quality, professional-looking photographs consistently.


  • A discussion about why physical lens filters are necessary
  • How do the various lens filter types work
  • Learn about the advantages / disadvantages of different filter systems
  • Hints and tips on using UV / protector filters
  • Understand the benefits of a polarising filter
  • Making the most of neutral density filters
  • Applying graduated and reverse-graduated neutral density filters
  • Effects of physical & in-camera electronic contrast control filters
  • Learn about specialist filters for portrait and landscape photography
  • The pros and cons of close-up filters
  • Adapting materials to create you own unique filter effects

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.


The cost of this online workshop will be £145 with a special price of £95 if you are a current Digital or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £45 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood:

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to receive the discount, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we contact you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).




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