Polarising studio light, although not a commonly used technique, can be incredibly useful in commercial photography. But, you have to know when, why and how to do it.
This knowledge will equip you with an extra level of control, which is particularly useful when shooting reflective or shiny surfaces, or even shots with multiple surface textures.
In this show, Karl explains what polarised light is and demonstrates how it works through three different practical shoots. He explains the difference between polarising your light and polarising the lens, what each does, and what happens when you do both.
Topics covered in this show include:
- What is polarised light
- How to polarise light
- Cross polarisation
- The difference between polarising light and polarising the lens
- Linear vs circular polarisers
- Polarising metal
If you have any questions about this show, please post in the comment section below.