Circular Polarizer – Even More Reasons to Use One!

By Megan P Galope

A couple years ago I wrote a blog post about using a circular polarizer when photographing water in order to reduce glare. It can also be used to reduce the shine on wet leaves. I was recently on an Arizona Highways PhotoScapes workshop to Juneau, Alaska where we took a hike through the rain forest. Notice the difference between the images below. The settings remained the same—the only thing I did was turn the circular polarizer.

Not only is the shine on the leaves gone, but their color is so much greener. So don’t forget to bring (and use!) your circular polarizer, as these types of edits can’t be done in post-processing.

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Megan P. Galope is a Photo Guide with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes