Does your camera have the ability to use filters? If so, one of the most useful filter you may consider purchasing is a polarizing filter.

Polarizing filters change the way your camera treat light. When you are actually using this filter, you should notice a change on how your camera sees reflections and glare.

Additionally, you will also notice vibrancy of some colors in your images. These are just a few of the magic that Polarizing filters do on your image. There is a lot to be said about the technicalities of how these filters work and to keep it all simple, below are a few points:

Water – When you try to get a picture of water, adjusting your polarizing filter will mean you see into the water differently; cutting out glare and even changing the color of the water. With the filter, your image may portray a crystal clear water with a bright blue color for an instance. Unlike when you have no filter installed, your image will more likely look murky in color which is not appealing.

Sky – Similar to a water shot, the color of the sky can change remarkably when using a polarizing filter. When you rotate the filter, you will have a sky with either a light pale blue or vibrant deep blue in color depending on where the sun is located. The filter can also eliminate smoggy haze that is usually present in city shots.

I will share with you a few more points in our next issue. If you have any questions and inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me or email at [email protected]

By Glenn Dulay