Friday, June 22, 2012
Behind The Scenes At A Filter Factory
Reading the always informative DIY Photography blog a few weeks back I came across this unique video. It's a behind the scenes tour of the Lee Filters factory in England. And while you might expect something like photographic filter manufacture to be a highly technical, fully automated process, in fact Lee uses a largely handmade approach to crafting their products. Some of the commenters seem to think that the handmade approach is inefficient and impractical, but I think if it's been serving the company well for a few decades, so why mess with success? Either way, it's a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the creation of these always valuable photographic tools.