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    Any helpful tips for shooting in extreme sunlight? The sun on Friday was killer & it washed out almost all my pictures.



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    not sure what else to suggest besides a polarizing filter ??
    the sun kills me all the time...
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    I polorizing filter will help with that? I thought that only helped with glass & water

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    Got to section titled "polarizer" it talks about darkening overlight bright skies..

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    Hey this is good stuff - and I appreciate too much sun can be an issue - OK it is not normally an issue with TOO MUCH sun in the UK but during the last mionth we have had sme of the best weather ever for this time of year with plenty of sun and I have been disappointed with results and had come to the conclusion you can have too much sun. so looks like the new polariser is going to come in for more than water reflections

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    Gybeman thanks for that it confuses the hell out of me sometimes whether to use UV, ND or Skylight - so I've done some checking up and you are exactly right its the ND for cutting the light down - thanks.

    I will have to experiment as the Wikipedia does attribute some benefits to the polariser in reducing haze and reflected sunlight as well as clearing reflections on water and glass.

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    Thanks every - will get one!!!!!!!

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    I use a UV filter all the time, as it protects the lens. To cut the light down in sunny conditions a ND works well, also for landscape photos a graduated ND works to daken the sky only, and for sure the polarizer to cut down reflections, or to darken the sky a bit will do as well.
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