Free Photography Tutorial Explores the Magic of Polarizing Lens Filters

As time goes on, certain types of photo equipment become obsolete as people use post production to spruce up their pictures. For instance, colored filters were once a common method of manipulating light directly in camera. And while most filters have fallen by the wayside, Christopher Frost's excellent YouTube tutorial on the benefits of a polarizing filter reminds us of why we should pick back up on it immediately.

Frost's YouTube channel is full of free, excellent content for photography lovers, mainly focusing on lens reviews. But his comprehensive and concise insight into the benefits of a polarizing filter is the perfect free photography tutorial for those looking to learn more about their craft.

In just under 3 minutes, Frost not only explains the filter's benefits, but actually shows concrete examples side by side. Thus, it's immediately clear how a polarizing filter can cut the reflected light on glass, water, or other smooth surfaces. Looking for more free photography tips online? Frost also has an interesting video on making bokeh shapes. If you want to see more, you can support his channel via Patreon.

And, if you are looking to purchase a polarizing filter, check out Marumi and Hoya, which make top notch filters. Simply find the size that works with your particular lens.

Watch Christopher Frost explain the benefits of using a polarizing filter:

Christopher Frost: YouTube 
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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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