Filter workshop / seminar by Ira Tiffen of Schneider Optics

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There are not many opportunities to learn about the use of camera filters - Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear what Ira Tiffen has to say about how filters work, what to look for and how to achieve the ultimate filter effect by using for example, diffusion and contrast effects. No one else has a greater insight in the markets leading filter brands than Ira Tiffen. Ira is able to answer all your questions as regards to differences and similarities of filter brands and types.

Camera filters can manipulate light in many ways and can significantly enhance the emotional effect of your story. Likewise, modern digital cameras give new technical challenges that can often be solved by using the correct filter. By using camera filters you have even more control over the light and image you are working so hard to capture.
Upon completion of the workshop you will have a better insight and understanding of camera filters and their effect on key imaging elements: rendering of fine detail, highlights and shadows, plus their correlation to exposure, focal length and sensor type.

Mr. Ira Tiffen Ira Tiffen has been working with glass for over forty years, developing specialized optics for film and television production and still photography.  He has Invented the most important optical filter effects of the past 30 years --innovations that are used in the majority of motion picture and television productions worldwide- including Pro-Mist®, Soft/FX®, Ultra Contrast, Color-Grad®, Diffusion/FX, Glimmerglass, Smoque, Cool and Monochrome Day-For-Night, Vector Star, LL-D®
His efforts have earned him a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as a Prime-Time Emmy Award, from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A creative innovator, Ira holds several patents on photographic accessory designs; he is also author of the filter section of the American Cinematographer Manual. He is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and an elected Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

  • What can a normal person see and perceive of light and colour.
  • What are the pro's and con's of the latest generation of camera sensors with regards to the old CCD technology.
  • Review of filters - their use, construction and principle of operation
  • Prime Lenses, Digital film vs negative film
  • Prime Lenses, Film vs still photography

During the breaks and after the event can you get hands-on at some of the things we've talked about.
Seminar and workshop conducted by:
Ira Tiffen – Schneider Optics
Daniela Kesselem – Schneider Kreuznach
Søren Petersen – MedieTek
Event takes place:
Copenhagen - June 26. at 10.00 am – At Dansk Metal, Nyropsgade 38, 1780 København V
Istanbul – July 8. at 13.00 pm – At Strange Carrot, lüleci hendek caddesi /hacımimi külhani sokak. No:12 tophane beyoğlu istanbul
Everyone is welcome. But please sign up by sending an email to
We want to be sure there is room for all, and food and drink to those who want.
If you have questions please contact Soeren Petersen at or +45 2999 2190