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Heaven’s Kiss

In Polarizing Filters by Don SmithLeave a Comment

When artists discuss inspiration, oftentimes the conversation involves muses. Webster defines muses as: (Verb) to muse is to consider something thoughtfully. As a noun, it means a person — especially a woman — who is a source of artistic inspiration. In mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who symbolized the arts and sciences. Today, a muse is a person who serves as an artist’s inspiration. Often filmmakers talk about a certain actor being a muse — meaning the actor inspired …

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When to use Neutral Polarizers?

In Polarizing Filters by Tom Bol7 Comments

One of my most used filters is the polarizer.  Simply put, this filter transforms flat, dull scenes into beautiful photographs.  Polarizers add contrast and saturation into landscapes.  And I love how a polarizer cuts through water glare, revealing what is beneath.   If I am headed to western Colorado to photograph fall colors, I will bring a selection of polarizers.  Brilliant stands of yellow aspen framed against a deep blue sky is one of my favorite landscapes, and a polarizer helps …

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Playing on the Beach with Singh-Ray Filters

In Equipment & Technique, Polarizing Filters by Randall J. Hodges1 Comment

Winter is my favorite time to photograph the beautiful beaches of the West Coast. Recently I was able to get out for a two-night adventure to Second Beach in Olympic National Park in Washington. Second Beach is one of my favorite beaches in the world, and I was incredibly excited to hike on it again. I was there to film a new episode of my video series “Out in the Filed with Randall J Hodges”. I was hoping for great …