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Bringing out the vibrant colors of a rainbow with a circular polarizer filter

Capturing Stunning Rainbow Photos with a Circular Polarizer Filter

The main effect of using a circular polarizer filter while capturing a rainbow can be seen in the following animation:

Capturing Stunning Rainbow Photos with a Circular Polarizer Filter

Rainbow photography is a beautiful and challenging form of photography that requires a combination of good luck, proper camera settings, and the right equipment. One essential tool that can help you capture vibrant and stunning rainbow images is a circular polarizer filter.

A polarizer filter works by removing polarized light, which can reduce the glare and reflection in your images. When capturing a rainbow, a polarizer filter can help increase the saturation of the colours and make them pop and vice versa. This is because rainbows are created by light that has been polarized, and a circular polarizer filter is designed to remove this type of light.

To illustrate the impact of a circular polarizer filter on rainbow photography, I’ve created a gif animation that shows the appearance and disappearance of a rainbow as the filter is rotated. This animation was captured with a total of 13 single exposures and highlights the importance of experimenting with different polarizer settings to bring out the colours of the rainbow in the entire image.

While a tripod is highly recommended for capturing sharp and stable images, you can still achieve great results hand-held, especially with post-processing techniques. However, for the best results, it’s important to use a circular polarizer filter and experiment with different settings until you find the perfect balance between colour saturation and glare elimination.

In conclusion, if you’re looking to take your rainbow photography to the next level, consider adding a circular polarizer filter to your photography gear. With a little practice and experimentation, you can create stunning and vibrant rainbow photos that will stand out from the crowd.

Let me know on Instagram, if this quick guide was helpful or what tools you are using to capture pictures with a Circular Polarizer Filter. You can find more pictures from me in my Portfolio or within my Projects.

Frederic Konkel

My name is Frederic B. Konkel and to capture landscapes and cityscapes is a big passion of mine. I'm currently back in Berlin, Germany. I love to explore new places and I'm using my cameras to document these moments. On F.B.K. Photography I showcase a few impressions of my captured moments from around the world.