Some shooting tips for working with a polarizing filter


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Some shooting tips for working with a polarizing filter

Now, while there's not much to using a circular polarizer--you just turn it until the image looks right--there are still a couple of things to bear in mind. A lot of people think, I'll just put the circular polarizer on my favorite lens and just leave it there and then I'll always have it. I don't really recommend that because you're going to forget that it's there, and it's going to be set to a certain level of polarization, and you're going to take your shot and maybe that level of polarization will be good for your shot, maybe it won't, but you're probably not going to remember to adjust it. So it's better to put it on when you're in a situation where you think you need it.

The polarizer also is going to cut some light. Depending on how you have it set, it may require more exposure that could have serious impact on your motion-stopping power or your depth of field depending on what you're trying to do. You can compensate for that with...

Some shooting tips for working with a polarizing filter
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