The Daily Snap – September 28

Many photographers do not bother with filters on point-n-shoot camera, but I am a firm believer in filters, especially the polarizing filter which has an effect that can not be replicated exactly in software (especially the polarizer’s effect of removing reflective highlights). Compare the two photos taken below with the Canon G11. The top one was taken with a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer. Notice the increased colour saturation and especially how reflective glare was eliminated from the path and the yellow leaves in the left foreground. The un-polarized bottom shot is drab by comparison.

©Darwin Wiggett - polarized version

©Darwin Wiggett - no polarizer


3 Responses to “The Daily Snap – September 28”

  1. I have a Canon Rebel Xsi and have been wanting to get a Polarizer for it. The kit lens focuses at the end, so would I be able to use a screw on filter with this lens? Thanks to anyone who can help with this. judy

  2. Judy Windsor Says:

    I have been thinking of getting a Polarizer for awhile now. I have a Canon Xsi. The kit lens focuses at the end and I was wondering if a screw on Polarizer would work on this lens. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Judy.

    • You can use a polarizer on front of the kit lens. First set up your composition, then focus you lens (autofocus), then spin your screw-in filter around on the front of your lens until you see the effect you like.


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