Lighting cameraman, Pete Burns, explains and shows the results of using a polariser filter in front of a camera lens - and then takes this further to show how a polariser can be used in front of a light source.
"The polariser maximises or minimises the polarised light effect. So with polarisers on lights we are able to control individually the direction and the amount of polarised light leaving each fixture."
Using many examples we see how images can be improved using this technique - from removing glare from skin, objects, or artwork.
Pete explains: "Lighting with polarised light beams opens up a whole new world of creative possibilities. Removal or reduction of glare can only be achieved at the time of filming, either with a polariser on the camera lens or in front of a light. Reflections and glare cannot be removed in post production."
Check out more from Pete Burns at: www.peteburns.com