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    When using the polarizing filter?

    In my landscape photography, I work with the yellow or red filter, mainly to highlight some clouds or increase contrast in the final image. Normally I do not use the polarizing filter on my pictures, unless I want to remove the reflections in the water, and sometimes if I want to further darken the sky.
    A few days ago, my wife gave me polarized glasses. They really are very useful for driving. But what I want to emphasize is that with them I can see the sky and mountains with greater clarity and detail.
    Having said that, should I use the polarizing filter more often?
    Thanks for your comments,
    Henry.

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    As the previous post says, this is down to personal preference, but probably the greatest benefit of using a polarising filter is increase in colour saturation, if working in colour. Buy the best you can as quality is a must with these and don't forget your tripod.

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    I only use the circular polarizer in black and white to darken a blue sky, and or separate clouds against a blue sky. And often I will stack with an orange filter for great results such as this...
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    In color work a polarizing filter is handy in the forest. It can be used to reduce the blue light reflecting off of leaves from the blue sky above -- especially along creeks, etc where there is an opening in the trees above, but no direct sunlight coming down.
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.



 

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