With and Without a Circular Polarizer

A circular polarizer is a filter that is really worth having because it’s great for reducing glare from reflective surfaces. It draws the glare from wet leaves or the surface of a pond and allows you to see more detail and color. It also helps cut through haze to enhance the blue in the sky.

The filter is made up of two rotating elements and seems pretty simple to use… just screw it onto your lens and then rotate the outer ring until you get the effect you want. Here are few real world samples where a circular polarizer helped us capture photos with vibrant colors and superb details.

Our Essential Filters Course includes several examples of circular polarizers, GND filters, and ND filters… and we don’t stop there. We follow it up with a variety of real-world case studies so that you can see and understand the thought process behind our on-location workflow.