The #VantageGlareEffectFilters are a series of five superior quality lens attachments that use prisms, crystals and other objects to break up light from outside the frame in fascinating and surprising ways.
These filters grew out of our work with the #VantageBethkeFilters, which use a variety of materials to create image abstractions through the reflection and refraction of light. The Glare Effect Filters differ, however, from the Bethke Filters in three important ways. The first is the materials with which they are constructed, which include tiny prisms, glass rods, and SwarovskiTM crystals. The second crucial difference is that the Glare Effect Filters are designed to redirect light from outside the frame. As a result, the effect is not generated by a light source within the frame. The #BethkeFilters, on the other hand, usually work with a light source that is present in the frame. The third difference is that unlike the Bethke Filters, which come in a range of colors, the Glare Effect Filters are completely white and work without adding color to the light and images they affect. The final effect depends on the individual judgment and inclination of the artist who wields it. We understand that superlative imagery is often the result of painstaking study and planning that intersects with an unexpected moment of inspiration. Our goal with the Glare Effect Filters is to help facilitate these “happy accidents.”