Melissa6 wrote in post #17250616
Thanks for your input, everyone.
Thanks for that info. When would you suggest I use the lens hood? For wider shots that include the sky or beach? Or for the majority of the time? (I realize that it's purpose is to block some of the light.)
Also, I realize that the filter would be for photographing the water... would a lens hood be used at the same time as the filter?
Thanks. I think you're right. That's probably why I've been hesitant to buy another lens in addition to the two that I have.
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Use a lens hood to avoid lens flair from the sun's, light spectrum.
CPL"s filter out polarized reflection.
All forms of light puts out polarized reflection and if the light is reflected or even is softened almost everything produces polarized reflection.
Polarized reflection is commonly know as glare.
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The only problem is some professional photographers don't like using a CPL.
Maybe a couple of books on photography and the study of light would be a bigger help.
LIght Sciene and Magic is a good book but really just covers indoor photography and the different lights being used.
A book on exposure might help too.