Starter’s Guide To Polarizer Filters (Camera Lesson 18)

Summary: Ryan covers polarizer filtration.

Length: 3:25 minutes

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  1. Tim
    Tim says:

    Are you asking if variable ND also removes glare similar to a polarizing filter? Yes it does.

    Our friend Shane Hurlbut wrote an excellent post about the good and bad of pola filters, and briefly touches on variable ND filters having a polarizing effect:
    Polarizing Filters: Powerful Filmmaking Tools

    All aspects of a pola filter should be taken into account before use to make sure that the results are what you want; we’re going to go into these in greater detail in a future lesson, but here is a short list:
    1) Changes in color saturation of reflecting objects
    2) Changes in sky (as we addressed)
    3) Changes in the “life” of a person’s face, especially the reflection in their skin and eyes
    4) Changes in reflecting the environment
    5) Changes in brightness of the reflecting light

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