Use some filters

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    MichaelS
    Participant

    Hi,

    I was actually only using the UV filter as it protects the objective at the same time. I have not noticed much difference and, besides, the ones I use were quiet cheap. In addition I was really keen on trying the pol filter so I bought one last Saturday (a circular one).

    The main reason is that I want improve landscape pictures and sun & water reflections. I have done some shots on Sunday then and I am happy with the color outcome and quality. This time I was taking some shots of interesting architecture even I must confess this is not my favourite topic. 馃槈

    Ok so the idea was to try the new pol filter and make some shots now. As we are in winter I suppose there will better ones (and with more interesting scenes) coming up in a couple on month.

    Cheers,
    Michael

    #20112
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Honestly this assignment is not really about the photos as much… Do don’t worry if these aren’t your best photographs.

    The assignment is more about getting you to just use some filters and see what they do, and learning from that. It seems that is exactly what you’ve done.

    In your submission you mentioned you wanted “improve landscape pictures and sun & water reflections” That’s exactly what a polarizing filter will do for you. Of course I’m assuming when you say better water reflections you mean removing them. Polarzing filters will kill reflections…

    Is that what you mean?

    Here is an example:

    [attachment=1:l25u057z]polarizer-minimum.jpg[/attachment:l25u057z]
    Polarizer on min effect . Demonstration of the effect of using a circular polarizer by mikebaird, on Flickr

    [attachment=0:l25u057z]polarizer-maximum.jpg[/attachment:l25u057z]
    Polarizer on max effect. Demonstration of the effect of using a circular polarizer by mikebaird, on Flickr

    I hope this assignment was useful.

    How are you enjoying the course?

    I hope you’re learning quite a bit!

    Thanks!

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