POLARIZER TIPS & TRICKS
Polarizers are an essential tool in outdoor photography and videography. They add deep contrast to a scene and will help you reduce reflections off of water and or metallic surfaces.
However, know that you shouldn’t use a Polarizer in every scenario. If you are photographing a sunset, you should remove your Polarizer, as they will have no effect when shooting a sunset.
The best way to determine using a Polarizer is the following:
Make a “gun” shape with your hand, using your forefinger as the barrel and your thumb as the gun’s hammer. Point your forefinger at the sun, and know that any direction you rotate your thumb will be a good place for optimal polarization. The common rule is that you need to be pointing 90 degrees from the sun for the best results.