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POLARIZING FILTER

How useful is a Polarizing Filter? 

There are a handful of filters in the market for digital photography. Previously, I discussed UV Filters. For this Monday #PhotoClue, I want to look into Polarizing Filter.

How a Polarizing Filter Works:

Without getting too technical, this filter blocks scattered light rays. Therefore, it creates sharper images.

Here is the definition of a polarizing filter by Oxford Dictionary:

“A photographic or optical filter that polarizes the light passing through it, used chiefly for reducing reflections and improving contrast. Two polarizing filters are often used together, such that rotation of one of them results in a neutral density filter of variable density.”

Polarizing Filter

Polarizing Filter
Polarizing Filters block the haze and create more sharpness and contrast.

Different Types of Polarizing Filters:

Generally speaking, there are two different types of Polarizing Filters, Linear and Circular. 

For all Autofocus lenses, you must use the Circular Polarizing filters, as the Linear ones interrupt your lens’s autofocus function.

On the other note, a low-quality Polarizing Filter can cause unwanted Colour cast in pictures. So, invest your money wisely in good quality filters.

No Filter

Polarizing Filter
No Polarizing Filter. Notice the reflection on the desk that makes the colours faded and overall dark photo

Polarizing Filter

polarizing filter
Just by adding a polarizing filter, the reflection is removed and more colours and sharpness were added to the image

Do you want to learn more?

I wrote a detailed article about polarizing filters and different uses of them. To read the full article and see sample images, click HERE.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions about different filter brands. We love to help you.

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