Ever wonder why colors of your photos are faded?

by Ram Ya May. 06, 2017 2850 views

I have had a DSLR for so long but at the beginning, most of my photos came out with faded colors. No matter what white balance settings I used, my camera couldn't capture vivid colors. Later I realized that one of the reasons for this color degradation is the fact there is light bouncing off in all directions in a natural scene. 

The solution is to use a polarizing filter which restricts the unpolarized light entering the camera. To read how it works and can help you produce beautiful photos, please read Jessica's article, How And When To Use A Polarizing Filter To Get The Best Shot.

Dramatic clouds and enhanced colors produced using a polarizing filter

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Patricia T 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for the advice

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Sirena Lu 3 years, 11 months ago

Really a good piece of advice, thanks!!

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Priti Yadav 3 years, 12 months ago

Wow..that's a great advice. I've wondered sometimes..thought might be am not the stable one. 😜
A quick review of colours and its importance. Thanks for sharing. 😊👍
Keep sharing and inspiring..enlightening. Be bless!

3 years, 12 months ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Priti Yadav 3 years, 12 months ago

Thank you for the comment and support, Priti. much appreciated.

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Kelly Williams 4 years ago

Once again, a great article and practical knowledge for improving your photography.
I might suggest that in addition to using a Polarizing Filter, you might also want to use a UV Filter or perhaps a Skylight filter.
Careful, filters can get quite expensive! Some reasonably priced filter combinations I've had great results with are:
Hoya NXT UV & NXT Circular Polarizer
Tiffen UV Haze or Skylight 1-A filter & Circular Polarizer.

Good Luck and Keep Shooting - Through the Lens.

4 years ago Edited
Ram Ya Replied to Kelly Williams 4 years ago

Thank you so much, Kelly!
Yup, you are right, we should probably compile a list of recommended filters there. When I was shopping for one it was so hard to decide because there is a lot of options with varying price levels. Thanks for the suggestions and feedback.

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Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

great article

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Ram Ya Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

Thank you peter!

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Antonio Gil 4 years ago

Thanks again for a new learning article

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Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years ago

Thanks for your support, Antonio!

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Ram Ya Replied to Olga Helys 4 years ago

Thank you, Olga!

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