Filters (part 3)

Let’s continue our review of filters.

Polarizing Filter
A polarizing filter is one of the most essential tools in a photographer’s bag. It allows you instantly improve your pictures by adding vividness and contrast to them

The following are some examples of situations where a polarizing filter can be useful.

  • You want to photograph a landscape, but sunlight is reflecting off the foliage, dimming the colors.
  • You want to photograph a painting that’s framed behind glass, but light is reflecting off the glass, making it hard to see the painting underneath.
  • You want to photograph a swim meet, but with the glare on the water, only the swimmers’ heads will be visible.
  • You can use a polarize filter to dramatically darken a blue sky in either a color or black-and-white picture.

Close-Up Filter
Close-up filters are curved and allow the camera to focus on subjects closer than the normal minimum focus point of the lens. They’re used for very basic close-up work.

There are other filters out there, feel free to explore them. They include ones such as, star burst filter, color enhancing filter, among others.

Thanks for reading, keep on shooting, and, as always I look forward to your continued support.

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