How do I use my polarizing filter for the best results?

Started Aug 22, 2020 | Discussions thread
OP Gilbert1 Regular Member • Posts: 191
Re: How do I use my polarizing filter for the best results?

cjf2 wrote:

The darkening of blue skies varies with the height of the sun and the angle to the sun that the picture is taken. Move your position relative to the subject and rotate the filter until you get the maximum affect or as much as you want. The filter does have other more subtle affects such as reducing reflections from a water surface but it seems a darkening of the sky is what you want.
Be aware that with a wide angle lens you can get an oddly uneven darkening of the sky.
MrGoogle will show you all you need to know such as this:-https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/photographylife.com/landscapes/how-to-use-a-polarizer/amp

Thanks for the explanation!
It is indeed a lot about skies, but I also sometimes think about reflections from a water surface.
What a beautiful article. I'm going to read it.

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