Recently I have been trying to learn more about photography. I figured this would benefit my woodworking hobby by allowing me to, well, you know, take better pictures of my projects. I purchased a Hoya HD polarizer and I started playing around with it today. Wow! The effects are dramatic. I will definitely be using this filter to reduce glare on finished pieces and bring out more depth. Normally I wouldn’t shoot a picture with such a large glare spot, but I wanted to highlight the effect. Most regions of the table top look improved; not just under the glare spot. Pre and post filtering pictures below.
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