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Polarizing Filters

Guest author Nicole S Young shares her tips for beginner photographers who want to take better pictures of waterfalls or moving water in general.

polarizer filter example on sand dunes jay patel

In this quick tip about circular polarizing filters, my good friend and Landscape photographer Jay Patel shares what he learned about using it on his wide angle lens. By making some simple assumptions, and not fully understanding how the filter worked, it cost him dearly on a trip to photograph the sand dunes in Death Valley California.

Photographing light trails at night is a fun way to make some stunning images. This how to guide shows you exactly how to do this from what equipment you need, finding a good location, timing the shots and even a bonus advanced tip on how to combine multiple images for even greater effect.

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