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Polarizing filter

Post by pixiebug R on 2009-02-14, 00:51

I'm waiting for my new polarizing filter to come in a few days. In the meantime, I'm wondering if you do anything differently when you're taking a set of images to use for HDR and using a polarizing filter?
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Re: Polarizing filter

Post by honez on 2009-02-14, 01:51

Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you need a polarizing filter when you're shooting HDR? Unless you're generating your HDR from a single image.
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Re: Polarizing filter

Post by HDArtist on 2009-02-14, 02:25

As Ferrell McCollough demonstrates on his excellent website http://beforethecoffee.wordpress.com/ using a polarizer with HDRI can still improve your images. Colours become more saturated (although you can achieve that in other ways as well of course) but also, glare and reflections are reduced considerably.
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Re: Polarizing filter

Post by HDRJunkie on 2009-02-14, 09:14

You beat me to it Ron. Ferrell was absent for a long time, but his latest post is amazing.

And in answer to pixiebug's question, there should be no reason to do anything different when using a polarizer.
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Post by SpiffyPix on 2009-02-14, 17:17

WOWOW! I'm very ashamed to say that I had never been to http://beforethecoffee.wordpress.com/ before, but I sure am glad I visited!!! His photos are simply amazing. His photos are in the major leagues and I'm playing single-A ball in Fargo. Unbelievable. I'm honored to have him as a member of this forum.

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Re: Polarizing filter

Post by pixiebug R on 2009-02-15, 18:06

I am really glad I asked my question! Got my afternoon's education at Before the Coffee. Thanks.
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Post by HDRJunkie on 2009-02-15, 19:49

SpiffyPix wrote:WOWOW! I'm very ashamed to say that I had never been to http://beforethecoffee.wordpress.com/ before, but I sure am glad I visited!!! His photos are simply amazing. His photos are in the major leagues and I'm playing single-A ball in Fargo. Unbelievable. I'm honored to have him as a member of this forum.

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I sent him an invite. I told him we were talking about him over here.
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