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Video Tutorial: How to Make the Most of a Polarizing Filter

Polarizing filters are a piece of gear that some photographers swear by and others don’t touch. One reason why might be the various misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding what polarizing filters do and what benefit they truly provide.

Thankfully, photographer Steve Perry is here to clear up any misconceptions. In the video above, he details what exactly polarizing filters do, why they’re beneficial for far more than just ‘making the sky blue,’ and then shares a few tips for making the most of the polarizing filter in your gear bag.

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The video comes in at ten minutes long, so it’s not exactly a quick watch. But if you’ve been debating picking up a polarizing filter and just aren’t sure whether or not it’s worth it, be sure to give it a watch and take some notes.

(via Picture Correct)