Member Presentation: by Steve Troletti - Monday, March 21, 2016
Introduction to Cross-Polarization in Macro Photography
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An often forgotten and rarely used old‑school technique, cross‑polarization lighting was developed as a scientific procedure to examine glass for anomalies.
Fine-art reproduction photographers quickly adopted it as an excellent way to eliminate all reflections from the texture of a painting.
It has since evolved for use in dental and dermatological digital photography to produce detailed images without the contamination of reflections from a light source.
In this presentation, you will be introduced to the basic science behind cross-polarized lighting, including proven techniques you can apply to your macro photography. Once mastered, cross-polarization lighting techniques can also be applied to a variety of controlled lighting photography to produce clean, rich colors in a glare‑free image.