How To Use Sunglasses As A Polarizing Filter?

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One of the great things about digital photography is there aren’t really any rules when it comes to creativity and experimenting to get the effects you want.

If you’d like to punch up your photographs you might want to use a polarizing filter. This is an ideal filter to use when it comes to taking shots of landscapes as well as for general outdoor photography.

polarized photosThe filter will reduce glare as well as unwanted reflections. You’ll often notice that polarized photos will possess richer and more saturated colours, especially when it comes to the sky.

However, many simple point-and-shoot digital cameras might not be able to accommodate filters. If this is the case, don’t worry, as you can create your own polarizing filter with a decent pair of sunglasses.

All you need to do is use the glasses as a polarizing filter. To do this, just place them as close to the lens as you can. But make sure you check in the viewfinder before taking a photo to make sure the rims of the sunglasses aren’t in the shot.

To get the best effect, try to get into a position where the sun is over one of your shoulders. The effect of the polarizer is the strongest when the source of light is at a 90-degree angle from your subject.

If all goes well, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t you should be able to notice enhanced colors as well as deeper sky tones in your photos.

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